Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Media Release

CONTACT: Douglas G. Fisher, Executive Director, New England’s Knowledge Corridor (860) 729-5348

May 29, 2013

State of the Region Conference to Examine New England’s Knowledge Corridor

The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (HSEP) will host the 2013 State of the Region Conference Friday, June 7 at the Marriott Hotel, 28 Day Hill Road in Windsor, Connecticut. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the program scheduled for 8:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The conference will provide an insider’s look at the State New Economy Index, a key national gauge of economic strength, and will examine how New England’s Knowledge Corridor measures up.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., founder and president of the Washington, DC-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Other scheduled speakers are Mary Holz-Clause, vice president of economic development, University of Connecticut; Michael Malone, vice chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Senator Gary LeBeau, D-East Hartford (CT); Rep. Joseph Wagner, D-Chicopee (MA); Kevin Dillon, executive director, Connecticut Airport Authority; and leaders of groups composing New England’s Knowledge Corridor.

The conference will also feature the release of HSEP’s 2013 Interstate Business Survey results and announcement of InternHero awards, as well as updates on current planning, utility infrastructure, marketing, and talent retention efforts.

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is a supporting organization of HSEP, an interstate collaborative of regional economic development, planning, business, workforce, tourism, and educational institutions with a shared interest in forwarding the region’s economic progress.

For more information, contact Douglas G. Fisher, executive director, New England’s Knowledge Corridor, at (860) 729-5348. Please register online at
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