Chicopee is located in the southwestern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Hampden County and sits along the juncture of the Connecticut and Chicopee rivers. The area where the present-day Chicopee stands have initially been part of Springfield that was settled in the 1650s. The town's industrialization started with the construction of the cotton mills in 1825, and the services were also offered that includes healthcare, and plays an essential role in its development. It also produces sports equipment, office supplies, beverages, textiles, and paper. Elms College was founded in Chicopee, and the Westover Air Force base is considered to be a principal economic asset to the city at present, as it is where the bi-annual Great New England show is held, which draws thousands of visitors and spectators.
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