MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute to Honor Six Clean Energy Efforts at Annual Awards and Summit

Western Massachusetts E-Contractor Academy – In partnership with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Western Mass Economic Development Council, the Emerald Cities Collaborative recently launched the Western Massachusetts E-Contractor Academy. The collaborative effort will provide minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) with training and technical assistance to help them access business opportunities in energy efficiency and clean energy projects funded by utility, state and federal investments. The academy connects MWBEs to professional services firms that can provide support with business capacity development, certification, and public procurement aimed towards getting more MWBEs working on clean energy projects.

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