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Redevelopment gains traction in Ashland

Emily Micucci |

Ashland officials are celebrating the recent sale and future occupation of a formerly vacant warehouse building as a significant step toward achieving economic development goals.

There's more to business growth than tax breaks

When business growth clashes with municipal policy, the issues of property taxes and tax breaks tend to dominate the focus, especially when those issues are reported in the media.

Briefing: Worcester chamber study

A study commissioned by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce says the city is in a strong...

Economist: Worcester doing everything right

Michael Novinson |

Worcester is well-positioned in the fields that correlate most with economic growth, a public policy expert said Friday.

Study: Greater Worcester an 'economic engine'

Rick Saia |

A study commissioned by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce says the city is in a strong position to attract new companies in the manufacturing, health, education, and science and technology...

Ex-T&G building secures $16M for renovations

Jacquelyn Gutc |

Renovation of the former Telegram & Gazette building in downtown Worcester got a boost with more than $16.2 million in funding announced Tuesday by MassDevelopment.

More hotels for Worcester, Marlborough and Westborough will increase meeting space

Emily Micucci |

When the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester's Lincoln Square was shuttered in 2010 after the former owner defaulted on debt payments, it left a void.

WBDC loans $1.8M to new businesses

The Worcester Business Development Corp. said two companies establishing operations in Central Massachusetts have taken out nearly $1.8 million in loans from the agency.

Hilton hotel on tap for Marlborough's Forest Park

Jacquelyn Gutc |

Marlborough's Forest Park development got a boost this week, with the announcement that an application has been filed with the city to build a Hilton Garden Inn hotel on the mixed-use site.

Unitil works to make amends; dark memories still linger

LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

As snow's piled up around North Central Massachusetts, some residents have found a good reason to be pleased with winter conditions: power outages have been only a minor inconvenience. That's...

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