Banking & Finance

Enterprise Bank announces increased quarterly dividend

Lowell-based Enterprise Bancorp, which has branches in Acton, Fitchburg, Leominster and Westford, declared a quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share in the second quarter that ended June 30.


FDA reveals HeartWare warning

Michael Novinson |

Federal regulators released a letter that accuses Framingham-based HeartWare International of design and software malfunctions that might have resulted in serious injuries and death.

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Nuclea device obtains federal classification

Michael Novinson |

Nuclea Biotechnologies Inc., which has operations in Worcester, announced that federal regulators have classified its cell metabolism measurement device as having low to moderate risk.

Feds approve another BSX stent system

Michael Novinson |

Marlborough-based Boston Scientific Corp. has received federal approval for its latest stent system designed to treat coronary artery disease.

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Medical marijuana school settles into Natick hub

Emily Micucci |

A school designed to train and certify professionals in the nascent medical marijuana industry is opening in Natick, and will serve dispensaries throughout the Northeast.

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Less economic uncertainty leads to more hope for small businesses

RICHARD C. LORD Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, small employers in Massachusetts are suddenly feeling better about business conditions and prospects. The Associated Industries of...

Want more revenue? Small businesses must think outside the state

stephen a. schuster Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Most small- to medium-sized businesses are naturally focused on relatively local customer audiences. But over the past two decades of doing business here in Central Massachusetts, my...

Gateway Cities key for continued growth in Bay State

CRAIG L. BLAIS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Energy boost can benefit bottom line for Mass. manufacturers

shaun pandit Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Numbers shed light on how Mass. economy can keep growing

BY FRANK CONTE and MARK OLIVERA Special to the Worcester Business Journal |
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Featured Local Business Event

Tuesday, Jul. 22

Rising Young Professionals Night At The Park

Presented by: Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
When: 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
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Description: Rising Young Professionals is having its one-year anniversary as a chamber group. Please join us for fun with grandstand seating for a Worcester Bravehearts baseball game.


Top biomedical companies

Ranked by number of local employees

RankCompanyLocal EmployeesYear founded
1Genzyme Corp. (Sanofi), Framingham2,4001981
2Boston Scientific Corp., Natick1,700 (1)1979
3Waters Corp., Milford1,3411958

Source: Individual companies. Note: List includes companies in the biotech, medical device, medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries./Compiled by Roger Magnus.
(1) Data are from 2012; company did not provide more current data.

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