Since 1962, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been the designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, which encompasses 43 cities and towns in the Hampden and Hampshire county areas. PVPC is the primary agency responsible for increasing communication, cooperation, and coordination among all levels of government as well as the private business and civic sectors in order to benefit the Pioneer Valley region and to improve its residents' quality of life. Tim Brennan, the PVPC’s Executive Director joins me to discuss how they do it!  Also, please take a moment to view the PVPC’s 2015 Plan for Progress, which is an economic blueprint for Western Massachusetts.