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Franklin County CDC in the News


June 29, 2029, The Recorder
4 to split pitch contest’s $10K

June 28, 2024, The Recorder
A goal of quality over quantity: Freedom Street Brewery runs full operation from 400-square-foot space

June 20, 2024, The Recorder
‘We will not let them win’: Greenfield celebration focused on work needed for racial equity

June 12, 2024, The Recorder
Franklin County CDC celebrates 45 years in Greenfield

May 29, 2024, BusinessWest
Franklin County CDC Block Party to Celebrate Entrepreneurs

May 18, 2024, WHMP‘s podcast “The Hustler Files”
Compassion Is the #1 Ingredient for a Second Chance

April 29, 2024, BusinessWest‘s podcast “BusinessTalk”
Business Talk with FCCDC Executive Director John Waite and Communications Director Kate Lawless

April 10, 2024, The Recorder
Info session to share pocket park design

March 30, 2024, The Recorder
$125K grant to Franklin County CDC funding biz assistance partnership

March 13, 2024, BusinessWest
Franklin County CDC Receives $125k from M&T’s Amplify Fund

February 17, 2024, MassLive
How Blueprint helps small Pioneer Valley businesses build success

February 10, 2024, The Recorder
$155K to expand workplace training for inmates

January 5, 2024, The Recorder
UPstart initiative to expand programs 

January 2, 2024, The Recorder
Quotable Quotes from 2023


August 10, 2023, The Recorder
Online tool helps businesses reflect on, address racism

August 4, 2023, WHAI
Racial Justice Reflective Journey Interview

August 2, 2023, MassLive
‘Racial Justice Reflective Journey’ aims to help businesses start conversations about race

June 22, 2023, Business West
Franklin County Thrives Through Connection

June 9, 2023, The Recorder
Franklin County CDC Celebrates Entrepreneurs with Block Party

April 29, 2023, The Recorder
Chamber highlights community partnerships

January 3, 2023, The Recorder
$94K grant to bolster program training inmates in food prep 


December 28, 2022, Capital Insight Podcast
Driving Community Investment for Sustainable Agriculture with PVGrows’ Rebecca Busansky

December 1, 2022, NEPM’s Connecting Point
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center on Connecting Point

December 1, 2022, NEPM’s Connecting Point
A passion for farming leads to a career at the FCCDC 

November 14, 2022, The Recorder
USDA grant to fuel food business incubator program

November 10, 2022, WRSI
Five O’Clocktails with Ahlbin’s Homemade

September 29, 2022, The Recorder
Investment fund supporting farmers, food businesses looks to attract investors

September 22, 2022, WHAI
PVGrows Investment Fund

June 27, 2022, NEPM
Small grocers do their part to eliminate ‘food deserts’ — but against considerable odds


September 29, 2021, The Recorder
‘An unbelievable organization’: Community Development Corp.’s Western Mass. Food Processing Center named Manufacturer of Year 


June 22, 2018, The Recorder
Food justice program to come from $1M grant