The MGHPCC and its founding universities have become part of a larger economic development strategy for the city and the region.

Education and Workforce Development


Mindful of the importance of workforce development to the long-term economic future of the region, the MGHPCC and its founding universities have forged partnerships with the Holyoke Public Schools, Holyoke Community College, and community service organizations to host Education and Workforce Development programs that include robotics competitions, teacher workshops, after-school classes, programming courses, and career awareness days. MORE

Holyoke Innovation District


The siting of the MGHPCC is part of a constellation of public and private investments that are bringing new vibrancy to the Innovation District in Holyoke’s Center City. Envisioned by the City of Holyoke’s Redevelopment Plan and aided by the MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative, this series of infrastructure improvements, new businesses, incubators and shared working spaces are making downtown Holyoke a better place to live, work and visit. Download a copy of the latest annual report here (PDF).

Utility Infrastructure and Environmental Remediation


Construction of the MGHPCC was the largest development project to take place in the City of Holyoke since the late 1970s. It transformed an 8-acre former industrial site in the heart of downtown and invested more than $9 million in Utility Infrastructure and Environmental Remediation that opened opportunities for additional development. MORE

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