Regions | West

West1In Western Massachusetts, businesses are in the center of the Northeast’s major markets while operating at lower costs, utilizing one of the nation’s leading workforces and enjoying a more affordable, higher standard of living in any of our urban, suburban, rural or college town settings. 

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Business Resources:

Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc. is a business association representing our affiliate Chambers and nearly 1,600 businesses of all sizes, industry and profession, providing leadership in creating a healthy economic climate.

Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

The EDC is a private, non profit corporation that is leading the region’s economic development by helping businesses to expand, relocate and succeed in Western Massachusetts.

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to their member towns.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been the designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, which encompasses 43 cities and towns in the Hampden and Hampshire county areas.

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Western Regional Office
P: 413-733-5357