*please note* SPARK Holyoke has merged with E-for-All and no longer works within the capacity of the Chamber. For more information on Holyoke's entrepreneurship program - email here
In the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Holyoke, Massachusetts is nestled in a region that is a unique blend of urban centers and rural areas. It offers economic, social, and cultural diversity. Quality of life is exceptional, with an abundance of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities, excellent community health services, a diverse job market, and a lower cost of living than is usually associated with urban area.
There are diverse housing alternatives in Holyoke from urban townhouses and refurbished apartments to large and graceful homes in the almost rural sections of the city. Living in Holyoke is convenient for people who work nearby or whose children attend local schools. Easy access to Interstate 91 and the Massachusetts Turnpike is a plus for commuting to work or traveling throughout New England.
The City also enjoys its location at the center of the Knowledge Corridor, an academic district extending along I-91 from Hartford to Greenfield. A collection of 32 colleges and universities encourage a talented and qualified workforce for prospective employers in the Pioneer Valley and further the regions’ reputation for high quality of life standards.
Holyoke stands out in its competitive region as a center for job growth, business development incentives and, above all, promise. In addition to many state and federal programs, the City’s unique tax and assistance services add futher incentive to invest.