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Massachusetts will compete to host the headquarters of a new federal biomedical research agency

The Advanced Research Projects Agency was created by the Biden administration and received $1B in funding in March. The agency needs a home.

U.S. Rep Neal, Gov. Baker, UMass President Meehan leading the effort

The Biden administration is creating a new agency to accelerate research into Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other diseases.

Massachusetts is going to compete to be the headquarters for the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Top government, business, higher education and life science officials launched the effort at a meeting in Boston Monday.

Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, UMass President Marty Meehan and Mass Biotech Council CEO Joe Boncore are leading the effort.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Chairman Neal.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.