Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Press Release

CONTACT: Tim Brennan, PVPC Executive Director, Phone: 1 (413) 781-6045
May 7, 2007

State of the Region Conference for Knowledge Corridor

The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (HSEP) will host the sixth annual State of the Region conference Friday, May 18, 7:45 a.m. at Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, Connecticut.

The conference will highlight important interstate topics, including:

How to make Bradley International a best-in-class, globally competitive airport

Results of the first-ever CBIA/HSEP interstate business survey

Updates on regional business marketing and workforce efforts

Rollout of the new website

Keynote speaker will be Steve Van Beek, former associate deputy secretary and director of the U.S. Department of Transportationís Office of Intermodalism and current director of Jacobs Consultancy Transport Practice in Washington, DC.

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is a founding member of HSEP, an interstate collaborative of regional economic development, planning, business, tourism, and educational institutions with a shared interest in forwarding the regionís economic progress. Formed in 2000, HSEP markets the region as New Englandís Knowledge Corridor, acknowledging the areaís rich history of innovation, invention, and world-class educational assets.

The event is free. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Susca at (860) 665-5143 or To register online, visit

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