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What To Do With Scrap Tires In The 1990'S Technology, Market And Policy Considerations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

What To Do With Scrap Tires In The 1990'S Technology, Market And Policy Considerations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to look at the issue of what to do with the millions of scrap tires in surplus, and those added to the waste stream each year. The report goes on to identify and evaluate the options with regards to the reusing and disposing of scrap tires, discuses and evaluate the recycling of tires as a tool to generate economics development in Western Massachusetts, and explores the current options for disposal of existing tire stockpile.


Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to be an introduction to Building-Out Analysis. Build-Out Analysis is a planning tool that results in mapped and tabular information that shows, visually, what a landscape could look like, and numerically what the resulting population could be with respect to zoning ordinances and subdivision control regulations in place at the time of the analysis


Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to create a data-base through which Springfield could identify the needs and concerns of local businesses in an effort to enhance the business climate. This system would be used by the greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce to assemble and analyze specific types of business-related information, develop company profiles, develop an early warning program, and in general generate a greater understanding of how the Springfield, Massachusetts, area is perceived as a place to do business.


Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to explore the prospect of reusing the Waverly Mill to establish an outlet retail center in the town of Adams, Massachusetts. The report also examines the impacts and benefits of an outlet center in respect to jobs and local businesses.


Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 1992

Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of developing industrial sites at three locations in the City if Springfield. Due to a shortage of industrial land the City is extremely interested in identifying parcels of land upon which industry can be sited.

The study was undertaken by the Springfield Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Center For Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The objective of the effort was to encourage the development of new or existing industry at sites whose development would be in keeping with the planning goals and objectives of ...


Economic Development Policies Industrial Development Commissions State Of Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Economic Development Policies Industrial Development Commissions State Of Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report explores the potential economic policies the state of Massachusetts can put into place to grow its industrial development. The report examines the geography and economy of the region, the labor market, demographic shifts, the size of the community, and the structure of the local government.


Using Water For Local Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Using Water For Local Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was meant to evaluate the quality and the quantity of water available to the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. The report looks at the demand for clean water, and how the city provides it to the residents of the city.


Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report purpose was to build a plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The five year plan will serve to improve the existing efforts and establish a long and short term goal for the Holyoke Range and the Connecticut River with the idea of making it more accessible to the public.


Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to help analyze the current and future uses along Route 32, which is located in Ware, Massachusetts, and the impact of those uses in terms of fiscal and infrastructure impacts to the town.


Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report’s purpose was to analyze the economic conditions of Rutland County, Vermont. It covers Employment, Labor Force, Unemployment, and Housing.


Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to begin the community renewal program for Liberty-Taylor Industrial Corridor located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The objectives of the report was to describe current conditions the Liberty-Taylor Corridor; to analyze and update previous planning studies of the Corridor; to identify key roadblocks to investment in the Corridor, and to present possible solutions in order to stimulate reinvestment.


Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was conducted to determine the strengths and weaknesses of land use for industrial purposes in Athol, Massachusetts. The study goes on to review planning documents, consulting the Town Administrator and the site finding committee, interviewing the town officials, developers, realtors and Chamber of Commerce official and local newspaper editor.


Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report aims to update the Master Plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The report goes on to examine Alvord Street, which is located in the south west area of town next to the Connecticut River, and has historically been used as agricultural land for the past eight years.


Design And Feasibility Study Affordable Housing, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Design And Feasibility Study Affordable Housing, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The study examines three neighborhoods: Highland Street, Old Belchertown Road, and Cummings Road in the town of Ware, Massachusetts. It explores the physical characteristics and determines the sustainability, and then goes on to provide a buildout scenario of each of the three sites.


Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of the report was to help develop a Master Plan for the town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Plan details a land inventory, a housing condition survey, real-estate data collection, demographic data, and an infrastructure capacity assessment.


Economic Development Policies Overall Economic Development Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Economic Development Policies Overall Economic Development Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to identify key industries of the town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and to promote the transition of the town's image from a mill town to the Cultural, Financial and Educational center of Central Massachusetts.


Land Use Laws And Policies Impacts Of Non-Conforming Industrial Sites On Residential Neighborhoods In Select Massachusetts Cities, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Land Use Laws And Policies Impacts Of Non-Conforming Industrial Sites On Residential Neighborhoods In Select Massachusetts Cities, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was meant to evaluate how effectively non-conforming industrial sites have adapted to their surrounding residential neighborhood by discussing various aspects of these buildings, such as their operation, size, age and appearance in relation to nearby homes.

The studied areas include Massachusetts cities of Leominster, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Chicopee, and Westfield.


Economic Development Policies Evaluation Techniques For Edcs, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Economic Development Policies Evaluation Techniques For Edcs, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The goal of this report was to provide information on evaluation techniques for local economic development organizations. This was achieved by conducting research on evaluation techniques, and analyzing information obtained during the research.


Economic Development Policies Enterprise Zone Legislation, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Economic Development Policies Enterprise Zone Legislation, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to review the history and efficacy of enterprise zones in the United States, and provides a summary of the House Bill number 5868, an economic incentive bill sponsored by representative Daniel Bosley.


Economic Base Analysis Yankee Atomic Electric Company, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Economic Base Analysis Yankee Atomic Electric Company, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report examined the impact of the payroll, purchases, and secondary investments made by the Yankee Atomic Electric Company. It also looked at the way Yankee Atomic Electric Company and Burns Security employees spent their wages. The goal of the report was to determine whether the companies made a positive impact on job generation and income generation.


Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of developing an industrial park on an 53 acre parcel located along Memorial Drive and Cottage Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Land Use Planning Study Impacts Of Short Line Railroads, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Land Use Planning Study Impacts Of Short Line Railroads, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to examine local land use policies and practices in respect to short line railroads in Massachusetts to ensure that they meet federal and state goals. The railroads were located in Palmer, Westfield and Braintree, Massachusetts.


Chapter 21 E A Case For Regulatory Overhaul, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Chapter 21 E A Case For Regulatory Overhaul, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to provide an economic development perspective on the problems introduced with the implementation of Chapter 21E in the state of Massachusetts. The report then explored the amendment that went into effect on July, 1992. The amendment privatized the response action at disposal sites and provided more flexible, case-by-case standards for the containment and control environment regulations.


Comprehensive Industrial Analysis The Paper Industry, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Comprehensive Industrial Analysis The Paper Industry, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to examine the paper industry in the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties of Massachusetts. The overall goal of this study was to identify action steps that would help to retain and expand the industry in the four Western Massachusetts counties.


Site Feasibility Study Liberty Street Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Site Feasibility Study Liberty Street Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of developing the 6.5 acre industrial parcel on Liberty Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The city of Springfield is interested in identifying parcels of land that are suitable for encouraging the sitting of industry to facilitate economic growth


Massachusetts Enters The Global Age A Service Export Initiative, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Massachusetts Enters The Global Age A Service Export Initiative, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was meant to be the first step in a long term initiative which was meant to seek and harness the vast service-oriented resources within Western Massachusetts and assist then in expanding along global lines.


Land Use Laws And Policies Suitability Of Industrial Lands, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Land Use Laws And Policies Suitability Of Industrial Lands, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The report focuses on inventorying the availability of developable, industrially zoned land in the Pioneer Valley today. The problem addressed by the report was the lack of industrially zoned land that was actually available and suitable for development.


Land Use Laws And Policies Route 146 Corridor Overlay Districts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1990

Land Use Laws And Policies Route 146 Corridor Overlay Districts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The reason for this report was to draft a bylaw for the town of Millbury, Massachusetts. The bylaw would address a four mile stretch of road that connects Route 146 to the Massachusetts Turnpike.