Shared Future Across Borders

The Sustainable Knowledge Corridor is an exciting initiative for the Hartford-Springfield region that will implement key projects to catalyze economic growth opportunities and position this unique location as a leader in sustainable community development.

Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor region and project.

A Region for Sustainability

The Knowledge Corridor has been selected as a participating region in the Sustainable Communities initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With a $4.2 million award we will create a foundation of opportunity for all of the corridor’s 1.6 million residents—in housing, education, transportation, employment, nutrition, and community resources.

Click here to learn more about the nationwide Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Improving Our Communities

The Sustainable Knowledge Corridor has partnered with six municipalities to upgrade critical infrastructure in the region. From improving the streetscape in Enfield to revitalizing the heart of downtown in Springfield, to linking transit hubs with new developments in Enfield and Holyoke, these projects aim to improve  the livability of urban centers.

Click here to learn more about the region's Catalytic Projects.

What's Important to You?

And how do you think the region matches up with your priorities? Share with us what you value most in your community. Identifying our collective concerns is the first step towards making better, more sustainable communities.

Click here to use the online tool MetroQuest to rank your priorities and let us know how we're doing as a region right now.

Get Involved!

Lend your voice to the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor project by taking part in a community dialogue about the challenge of maintaining work, housing, health and opportunity in the Hartford-Springfield Region.  Join us as we gather facts, stories and opinions about ways we can bring about an equitable and sustainable future for us all.

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Get Involved

Share your ideas, view our calendar, review draft plans and participate in this initiative to make the Knowledge Corridor a region of opportunity.

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Our Mission

To preserve, create and maintain a sustainable, economically competitive, and equitable bi-state region.

What Is It?

Learn more about the background of this project, the history behind the Knowledge Corridor and the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Consortium.

What Are We Doing ?

Find out more about the seventeen different projects and programs to be carried out over our three year grant period.

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  • In the face of the recent devastating storms that hit the Knowledge Corridor, Massachusetts' WWLP covered this story, highlighting the need for climate action that makes our communities more resillient:   
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What Is Sustainability?

See what it means to have a sustainable community and learn how the Knowledge Corridor region can become one.

How Are We Doing?

Get the facts and figures as we measure our progress on achieving regional sustainability goals.