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Westmass Area Development Corp. names Jeff Daley CEO

LUDLOW — Westmass Area Development Corp. has named Jeff Daley its new CEO. He succeeds interim CEO Bryan Nicholas. The economic development entity’s most recent CEO, Eric Nelson, died suddenly in April. He was 61. Daley is the former executive director of the Westfield Redevelopment Authority and most recently was principal of CJC Development Advisors…

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Support the Growth of the Manufacturing Sector in Ludlow, Massachusetts Opportunity Zone

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Support the Growth of the Manufacturing Sector in Ludlow, Massachusetts Opportunity Zone  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $3.1 million in the Town of Ludlow, Massachusetts, to help support of the growth of local manufacturing by…

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$400K tax credit to aid Ludlow Mills Clock Tower development

LUDLOW — State Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, has announced $400,000 in tax credits to aid a mixed-use development at the former Ludlow Mills Clock Tower site. The credits, authorized by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin via his chairmanship of the state Historical Commission, can be accessed once the project is completed. Galvin made the award in a Dec. 21…

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House OKs $3.5M for road construction at Ludlow Mills

LUDLOW — The state House of Representatives has approved $3.5 million for ongoing redevelopment efforts at the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property, state Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, said this week. Petrolati said the money would be used to build a nearly one-mile road to allow access to 68 acres of the property, helping to lure additional private…

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Ludlow Mills lands $300K in historic tax credits, says Rep. Thomas Petrolati

LUDLOW — The mammoth Ludlow Mills complex has landed $300,000 in historic tax credits from the state, said Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, a strong supporter of the ongoing preservation and redevelopment project along the banks of the Chicopee River. The funding will help developer WinnCompanies complete a restoration project that’s expected to produce 89 residential units and create up to 100 construction jobs at…

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Gov. Baker, Rep. Petrolati celebrate WinnDevelopment’s ‘Residences at Mill 10’ at Ludlow Mills

LUDLOW — Gov. Charlie Baker and Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, joined WinnDevelopment officials Thursday to celebrate the property development company’s completion of the Residences at Mill 10, an almost $20 million transformation of a former mill building into 75 units of mixed-income, age-restricted housing at the sprawling Ludlow Mills complex. See more at Masslive.com

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Gov. Baker Praises Mill Conversion Project

The largest brownfields mill redevelopment in New England is said to be ahead of schedule. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker visited the project in Ludlow Thursday. Baker helped cut a ceremonial red ribbon to mark the formal opening of 75 apartments in a formerly vacant 110-year-old brick building that is part of the Ludlow Mills Preservation…

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US Rep. Richard Neal Touring Ludlow Mills Complex

LUDLOW — ‘Westmass Area Development Corporation has done a tremendous job on this project,’ US Rep. Richard Neal says while touring Ludlow Mills complex. The conversion of a formerly vacant mill building into 75 apartments for residents age 50 or older is “incredibly impressive,” U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said after a recent tour…

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