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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...

Progressive leaders see beyond themselves


Businesses need more progressive leadership. But how do today's leaders become progressive? More than ever, the business world is in dire need of progressive leaders to help develop...

'Locally grown' food holds potential for a greater bounty

JANET PIERCE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The potential impact of "locally grown" food and farm products on the Central Massachusetts economy is incredibly promising. Worcester County has the most farms of all...

Locally-grown efforts help lift innovation across Massachusetts

PAMELA GOLDBERG Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Every year, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative releases its Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, benchmarking Massachusetts against other leading technology...

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