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Regional Economy

Visit this site to get up-to-the date information and reports on our local economy, labor force, projected areas for job growth, and links to many other websites with valuable economic and labor statistics.

To inquire about the local labor market, employment trends or the characteristics of the region’s population, Send an e-mail to Larry Martin or call him at (413) 755-1361. You can also use our online form to contact us.

Regional Data Website Launched for the Pioneer Valley

Springfield, MA-March 19th, 2014- A new website, www.pioneervalleydata.org has been launched that will provide key regional economic, planning and workforce data through a publicly accessible portal. This website, known as the Pioneer Valley Data Portal, is a collaborative initiative of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), the Economic Development Council of Western MA (EDC), the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (REB) and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG).

Portal 6 Click here to visit the new Pioneer Valley Data Portal

Pioneer Valley Business Growth Study for 2013 has been released!

The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute was engaged to conduct research in support of the efforts of seven organizations to grow the Western Massachusetts/Pioneer Valley economy by supporting the needs of growth oriented companies. In this study, the sponsors intended to identify not just high growth companies but companies growing at all levels, including those that have a slower sustained growth over time and those that may be slow growing or not currently growing but have potential for growth. The research, including an analysis of data about Pioneer Valley businesses and conducting a survey of these businesses, sought to improve the understanding of the business needs and success factors of sustained growth-oriented companies within the region. The research focused on small to medium-sized businesses in the region with 5 to 500 employees.