Recently, Dawn Creighton of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) joined us to discuss details emanating from Springfield’s ‘City on the Rise’ event. The focal point of the event was a presentation by Springfield’s Chief Development Officer, Kevin Kennedy, which detailed $2.5 billion worth of investments being made in the city. Dawn and I attended the event, and were not alone in our enthusiasm to hear all about these great things happening in the city of Springfield. There was easily a few hundred people in attendance, representing organizations such as the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce, the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, as well as a host of area entrepreneurs, community leaders, and business professionals. We don’t hear enough about the positive things going on in Springfield, so if you’re a small business owner, or someone who cares deeply about the city, you’ll want to listen to our Engine interview.