federal reserve of Boston http://wamc.org en Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/competition-encourages-collaboration-revitalize-small-cities-mass <p></p><p>A statewide competition in Massachusetts hopes to help up to 20 small cities find ways to solve major problems through collaborations.</p><p></p><p>The Working Cities Challenge, which will launch on Friday, intends to revitalize small and medium sized post-industrial cities in the commonwealth by bringing together leadership from the public and private sectors to brainstorm and initiate their own solutions. Eligible cities in Western Massachusetts include Pittsfield, Westfield, Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:29:10 +0000 Lucas Willard 63753 at http://wamc.org Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass.