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To keep more talent, panel calls for stronger ties between Worcester, college students

Emily Micucci |

Greater Worcester is home to 12 colleges and universities that graduated 7,500 students in 2014. But for most, their time in Worcester is short lived.

QCC officially opens downtown campus

Rick Saia |

Nearly two months after launching its initial classes at its new Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, Quinsigamond Community College imprinted the “officially open...

Downtown is Marlborough's next frontier for redevelopment

Emily Micucci |

The work Marlborough planners did to create a mixed-use overlay district in the city's southwest quadrant paid off, now that several development proposals are in the works. But now they're turning...

Shrewsbury voters approve rezoning for former Spag's land

Sam Bonacci |

Shrewsbury voters have approved rezoning land along Route 9 from residential to commercial use for a development project on former Spag's property near the westbound-side junction of Route 9 and Oak...

Grant issued for Worcester downtown incubator

Emily Micucci |

The Worcester-based Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) has been awarded a $125,000 grant to help establish an incubator in downtown Worcester, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center...

After two Main Street sales, Hudson Catholic building also under agreement

Emily Micucci |

Two Main Street properties in downtown Hudson were recently sold and a third is under agreement, according to Concord commercial real estate firm O'Brien Commercial Properties, giving the area an...

Study: Mass. business confidence ebbs slightly

John Agoglia |

As political uncertainties grow near the start of the fall election season, business confidence in Massachusetts fell slightly in August, according to the Associated Industries of...

MetroWest leaders call for more transportation, 'soft skills'

Emily Micucci |

Respondents revealed careful optimism about the MetroWest economy in a 2014 survey issued in part by the Worcester Business Journal, and business leaders reinforced that sentiment at a forum...

Study: Worcester must work to keep college grads

John Agoglia |

Worcester is undeniably a college town. In the 2013-2014 school year, more than 7,500 students graduated from the 12 colleges in and around the city. But many of them may not stay here, and that...

State announces workspace grants for Gateway Cities

Emily Micucci |

Entrepreneurs in the state's Gateway Cities can now apply for up to $2 million in matching grants to support creation of collaborative workspaces that promote innovation, the Massachusetts Executive...

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