Gateway Cities Caucus Tours The Paper City Text Size

State legislators and representatives from the local media were given a taste of Holyoke on Monday during the first Gateway City Caucus tour of the city. The PVTA bus tour stopped at several new businesses and redeveloped sections of the city. In addition, the tour visited business potential or underdeveloped areas to give the state lawmakers a sense of how Holyoke can benefit from their continued support. The tour was organized by Representative Aaron Vega and featured a presentation by Mayor Alex B. Morse and the Director of Planning & Economic Development, Marcos Marrero.

The Gateway City Caucus, started in 2008 by State Representative Cabral and State Senator Buoniconti, is an association that represents the 26 “Gateway Cities” for the Commonwealth. This is the first time that the Caucus has visited Holyoke to assess economic development and opportunities. The state officials visited the Churchill Neighborhood urban Renewal Plan area, the Picknelly Transportation Center, Open Square, South Holyoke for the South Holyoke Neighborhoods Initiative, Gateway City Arts, and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

For more information, please contact Tim Beaudry in the Mayor’s Office at (413) 322-5510 or

Posted on June 19, 2013 by