UMass Explores Expanding West, With Collaboration in Mind
 
BOSTON — University of Massachusetts has begun discussing with state officials plans to expand into western portions of the state whose economies could use a boost by tapping into the Boston-Cambridge biotech cluster.
 
At a conference held by the Association of University Research Parks, UMass President Jack Wilson said talks have begun with Daniel O’Connell, secretary of the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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