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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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do ‘smart meters’ threaten health?

The Page One article in the Sept. 29 print edition of the WBJ on National Grid's "Smart Grid" pilot program in Worcester (Online headline:

Invest in our citizens

MARTHA COAKLEY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

I'm running for governor because I believe we have an opportunity right now to build an economy on our terms, not Wall Street's, that's prosperous and fair and gives everyone a fair...

Build on bipartisan legacy

charlie baker and karyn polito Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Recently, we released a statewide economic development plan designed to expand the economy, create jobs and strengthen our communities. Our plan takes a different approach, in that we...

Helping startups thrive pays off for the entire community

RYAN LEARY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has potential to put itself on the map of the startup world, but there is some discussion about what it takes, how it gets done and how important to the city it really is.

Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars

CHRISTINE FIMOGNARI Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

In an unexpected move that may have a big impact on transportation, luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors announced in June that it will allow others to freely use its patented...

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