Liberty Bank Opens New Loan Office in Springfield

Connecticut-based Liberty Bank recently opened a new loan office in Springfield, and is set to open a full-size branch in East Longmeadow “later this fall” as it chases what it believes is strong growth potential in the Western Massachusetts market.

Commuters leave the city at the work days end via waterfront highway in Springfield Massachusetts

East-West Rail Lands $108M in Federal Funding

A long-proposed project to link Boston and Springfield with frequent, regular passenger train service now has money for infrastructure improvements that can pave the way for a future East-West Rail passenger train line.

300 Percent Growth in Three Years

New Valley Bank President and CEO Jeffrey Sullivan has guided his four-year-old institution through explosive growth, in part thanks to an early marketing boost from PPP lending and in part from embracing the Pioneer Valley’s growing cohort of highly diverse entrepreneurs.

MassDevelopment Banks on Gateway Cities

As MassDevelopment looks to more aggressively embrace and utilize our land banking authority across Massachusetts for the benefit of residents and businesses, recent projects in Gateway Cities demonstrate our ability to reposition challenging properties.

Hot Property: 1550 Main St.

A pair of developers acquired a former federal courthouse-turned-office building in downtown Springfield from MassDevelopment for $6 million.

Neal High On East-West Rail Prospects

A passenger rail link between Boston and western Massachusetts is “one of the most essential infrastructure investments we anticipate making” now that a federal infrastructure package has been signed into law, Congressman Richard Neal said Thursday.s

Has Mass. Lost Its Casino Bet?

The two large resort-style casinos won approval from state regulators in no small part due to their perceived potential to be engines of economic development. A new study throws doubt on that hope.

Mass. Gateway Cities See Price Records

Sales of homes and condominiums in these mid-sized, older industrial hubs are rising as buyers, many of them first-timers, search for more affordable alternatives after being priced out of Boston and its ever more expensive suburbs.