370 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 NOT YOUR ‘RUN-OF-THE-MILL’ CITY B lessed with the rich heritage of an industrial New England village, the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts is undergoing a brilliant re-visioning of the past, driven by an atmosphere of entrepreneurial spirit and well-designed development. The city’s 16,000 residents enjoy living, working, and playing in this scenic, former mill town that is now home to a vibrant and diverse business community, municipal forward- thinking governance and capital investments in the city’s schools. Old mill buildings, once bustling with manufacturing enterprises, now hum with creative and cultural activities. The boardwalk, surrounding the Nashawannuck Pond in the center of the city, serves as a gathering place for leisure activity. A six-mile-long bike path running from the Southampton border to Northampton and beyond offers enjoyment for all ages – whether walking, running, roller blading, or cycling – while the popular monthly Art Walk showcases the arts scene at its creative best.