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Springfield’s revival can stand up to competition

By MassLive

As Springfield’s revival takes shape with downtown development and other activity, the city faces competition from the west and south.

In Worcester, a pedestrian skybridge between the DCU Center and Hilton Garden Inn is on its way to coming true. It’s the latest piece in an ongoing effort to revitalize a city that parallels Springfield in many ways and stands as competition, just 50 miles away.

In Connecticut, lawmakers and private interests began looking for ways to increase the state’s casino footprint from the moment MGM Springfield became reality.

Springfield’s renaissance is real. Too many good things are happening to think otherwise.

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