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Helping nonprofit arts and culture groups with marketing strategies as part of creative economy

Business and arts faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth see a creative industry emerging throughout the Southcoast. Our Senior Program Specialist, Melissa Pachecho speaks about what role can the students, and faculty of UMass Dartmouth play in helping the industries emerge success.  Read more: click here


Planning, economic experts see recovery hope in rail, BioPark

Angappa Gunasekaran, the director of the Business Innovation Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, thinks Fall River doesn’t have to redefine itself much in order to prosper again. Manufacturing work is still needed, he said, except now it’s more associated with shipping, third-party logistics and working with service providers. The key, Gunasekaran said, is to work hard attracting businesses to locate to Fall River, something he feels hasn’t been done enough. “For a long-term strong economy for the region, the lawmakers should encourage manufacturing operations,” he said. Read more: click here


Region's businesses need to be more resilient, survey finds

 In the current economy, many businesses will face setbacks. Yet, research shows, it isn't the existence of problems that separate successful companies from those that crumble, but their ability to bounce back from them. Thankfully, the Business Innovation Research Center at UMass Dartmouth is helping South Coast businesses become more resilient by offering them the tools they need. BIRC recently completed a survey of local businesses and is using the analysis to offer suggestions to company  Read more: click here


 BUSINESS VIEW: UMD center assists businesses with research, innovation

The Business Innovation Research Center was established to nurture economic growth and address the concerns of business in an increasingly global economy. BIRC will help the SouthCoast community by collaborating with companies and organizations to resolve problems through research; helping the community with its globalization efforts; furthering the community's knowledge about emerging and competitive business practices through conferences, workshops and seminars; and promoting the exchange of innovative business idea Read more: click here