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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...

WBJ Talk Back

Sometimes we hit the jackpot with a LinkedIn discussion. After Gov. Charlie Baker's recent...

Mass. film tax credit

As part of his first budget, Gov. Charlie Baker wants to get rid of the state's film tax credit, which was passed in 2006. While the plan has received support from some quarters, key...

Baker's first budget helps chart course for more growth

When a new governor takes office, the first budget offers a clear picture of the spending priorities and focal points of the new administration.

Baker plan to cut film tax credit gets cool reception in Devens

Emily Micucci |

After years of failed proposals by other developers throughout the state, New England Studios in Devens became the first film studio to open doors in March 2014, and the owners had high hopes for...

Worcester groups pitch transportation solutions, look for backers

Sam Bonacci |

Seven groups pitched transportation solutions to Worcester investors and collaborators Thursday night in the culmination of a National Science Foundation program shared with the cities of Chicago and...

Higgins Armory sold for $850,000

Sam Bonacci |

The Higgins Armory building was sold last week to a New Hampshire developer who has a track record of restoring historic properties, such as the Pawtucket Armory in Rhode Island.

Congress approves Blackstone National Park

Sam Bonacci |

In a move that will have funding and tourism implications at historic sites throughout Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Congress has voted to create a new national park in the Blackstone River...

Olympic bid stirs contrasting views at Hub forum


Holding the Summer Olympic Games in Boston a little less than a decade from now would either sacrifice the city's goals to a three-week party for the world elite or give the Bay State a chance to...

Cashing in on culture to boost business

Sam Bonacci |

More governments and nonprofit groups across Central Massachusetts are focusing on culture and the arts as money-making cornerstones capable of anchoring entire neighborhoods while making cities more...

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