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Beacon Hill keeps solar working … for now

SEAN GALLAGHER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

A legislative log-jam blocking billions of dollars in solar investment to Massachusetts' economy was broken this month but there's still more work to be done.

Vocational education key to workforce

TIMOTHY P. MURRAY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

While concerns like health care and energy costs, taxes and burdensome regulations are often raised by businesses, by far the single biggest issue raised is the need for a trained, motivated and...

Worcester needs to support gas-leak bills

MARY KEEFE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Gas leaks need to be fixed in Worcester, according to Mary Keefe.

Worcester thought through medical marijuana process

Edward Augustus Jr. Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus talks about the methodical approach the city used to secure a $450,000 agreement for the city's first medical marijuana dispensary.

Electronic tolling to make travel safer, faster, cleaner

THOMAS TINLIN Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts is a leader in the nation in utilizing new technology to improve the lives of residents, visitors and members of the business community, and the Massachusetts Department of...

Worcester needs to unlock airport potential

TIMOTHY J. McGourthy Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The largest single transportation facility in Worcester, and arguably that with the most potential, Worcester Regional Airport (airport code ORH) is a critical element in Greater...

Top economist contestants seeing falling Mass. unemployment

Worcester Business Journal launched its annual Top Economist contest in early February to see which Central Mass. business leaders could most accurately predict key economy performance...

Worcester = Hockeytown?

As the second largest city in New England, the Worcester region clearly has the demographics and population to be a strong town for minor league sports.

Keep Mass. Life Science Center strong

After eight years of the Patrick Administration leading the state, it is inevitable that the new sheriff in town will want to make some changes. Sometimes those changes can be dramatic,...

Tax program offers life science opportunities

TRAVIS MCCREADY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

During my first several months as president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, I've been on a listening tour around the state, including a lot of time spent in Central...

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