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Chamber launches clickable look at downtown

Carol McDonald |

Worcester's downtown is an increasingly dynamic place. Now the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has put a map online that captures the changes and opportunities there.

MassBay campus promises multiple benefits for downtown Framingham

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO METROWEST495 BIZ |

If you summed up goals that the MetroWest business community cares about, here are three that might rise to the top of the list: Training middle-skilled workers in medical and technology...

MLK Center saying farewell to a founder

Carol McDonald |

Robert L. Thomas, the co-founder of Worcester's Martin Luther King Jr. Opportunity Center is stepping down as its director.

WPI study calls for re-creation of Worcester's Blackstone Canal

Sam Bonacci |

A study by WPI students has called for a re-creation of a portion of Worcester's Blackstone Canal, citing increased development opportunities as well as improved quality of life for area residents.

Locally-grown efforts help lift innovation across Massachusetts

PAMELA GOLDBERG Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Every year, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative releases its Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, benchmarking Massachusetts against other leading technology...

Towns aiming to loosen strings to boost business

Sam Bonacci |

As businesses continue to move into the large stock of vacant commercial buildings along Interstate 495, some communities are looking to boost ground-up development with clear zoning...

Baker team fills business posts

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The incoming Baker administration has tapped a Dorchester community development director and a former member of the Romney administration for posts within the Office of Housing and Community...

THEN TO NOW: With a nod to city's industrial heyday, Worcester developers mix modern needs into past architectures

Sam Bonacci |

Whether it's a former car dealership that now houses two of Worcester's well-trafficked restaurants, or a former vocational school that contains the city's newest, high-line loft...

GE helping make I-495 area hot

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

When General Electric brings its healthcare and life sciences division to Marlborough in the spring, the 500-employee facility will be both a symbol of the rising fortunes of the city and...

Charting new courses and moving ahead

Rick Saia |

The year we're about to leave - for some, maybe forget - saw several noteworthy business-related events in Central Massachusetts, but here's our consensus selections for the top five stories of 2014.

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