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PawSox to WooSox? Sure! But without public funding

BY VICTOR MATHESON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Earlier this year, the Worcester Sharks announced they would leave the DCU Center for California. With the hockey team's departure, Worcester is without a professional sports franchise...

MBTA money must help transit system move forward

BY KRISTINA EGAN AND JESSE MERMELL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Everybody, it seems, has an opinion about what's wrong with the MBTA and how to fix it.

Mass. must improve at elevating women into executive suite

BY SUSAN WEST ENGELKEMEYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Business must take aim at gender imbalance in executive roles. The paucity of women leaders does a disservice to the businesses and organizations they could help.

Budget-challenged Mass. must still help put youths to work

BY ROSALIE LAWLESS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A strong workforce is in everyone's best interest. That's why the state must help its youth find jobs.

Forging a new age of manufacturing in Central Mass.

BY JAMES T. BRETT and MARK PRICE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Central Massachusetts has a long, proud history in manufacturing. While the products have changed, the region and state remain at the forefront of a new wave of manufacturing: “advanced...

Why we must vote on Olympics bid

EVAN FALCHUK Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Olympics is a wonderful sporting event. But it's also a business. Its model: Make money by...

Film tax credit helps lift tourism

ANTON NEL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Time and time again, data have shown that when a film production shoots in a particular location, it not only creates economic impacts, the finished product can also create significant...

Ready for a little 'madness'? Bracketing Worcester's priorities

TIMOTHY MCGOURTHY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester's current median residential tax bill is $3,454, while the median commercial tax bill is $8,716. For that price, the city's taxpayers are purchasing an impressive array of...

Why we tuned out Radio Shack

FRANK CONTE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

In the end, Radio Shack didn't know its own identity. In what will most likely be a major case study in business schools, the once world-famous electronics chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Mass. schools not keeping pace with needs of our economy

ANDRE MAYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts companies need workers with the right skills who can help them succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. But that goal remains at risk because our education system is not keeping...

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