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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

MARCUS GONCALVES SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

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...

How a quick flow of information impacted gas pipeline plans

BY VINCENT DeVITO SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline may not be running through the Northeast, but we have a similar project trying to get on the books.

Baker must continue to shine the state's spotlight on solar

BEN HELLERSTEIN and MARK DURRENBERGER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Two car dealerships in Westborough — Dan's Jeep and Westborough Mitsubishi — installed 441 rooftop solar panels, with anticipated savings of more than $500,000 in electricity...

Viewpoint: Congress must renew terror risk insurance

JAMES T. BRETT Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Congress is back in Washington, and one of its most important pending actions is to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA. Failure to pass legislation have dire consequences in the event...

VIEWPOINT: Working with nonprofits benefits businesses beyond the bottom line

ANGELA BOVILL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

When I was a CFO in business, I was truly for-profit. After all, profit meant survival and growth.

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