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40 under 40: Julie Holstrom

Holstrom has administered more than $5 million in grant funds for WBDC, overseeing endeavors like the redevelopment of the former Worcester Telegram & Gazette building and the demolition of a former...

40 Under 40: The Judges

Terry Shepherd, CM&AA, CPA, MST, is the managing partner of Worcester accounting and consulting firm Shepherd & Goldstein.

40 under 40: Amy Peterson

In her role at the SMG-managed DCU Center, Amy Peterson oversaw the marketing for the $31-million renovation to the arena until its 2013 completion and now supervises all aspects of brand management...

West Boylston startup gets $200K to develop robot

Sam Bonacci |

Coventry Associates has been awarded a $200,000 grant that the West Boylston startup will use to develop an industrial robot.

MEDC names former legislative aide as new executive director

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough Economic Development Corp has appointed Meredith Harris as its new executive director.

Farms feeling scorch of dry summer


Standing in front of a patch of strawberry plants about 10 inches shorter than they would be during a wetter summer, Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials on Thursday urged Massachusetts...

Assumption professor works to score Worcester economy


For five years, Assumption Professor Thomas White has been publishing a quarterly economic index that helps inform the area's business community.

Economic development bill rushed to Baker's desk


The economic development bill filed late Sunday and enacted right around midnight Monday does not include an expansion of a tax incentive aimed at helping low-income workers or authorization for the...

Central Mass. set to cash in on $500M economic development program


Central Massachusetts appears poised to benefit again from a growing and efficient initiative to make the region more attractive to businesses – the MassWorks Infrastructure Program.

Lawmakers gear up for weekend sessions


Legislative negotiators have so far failed to come up with final recommendations on a handful of major bills, including energy and economic development proposals, putting pressure on this weekend.

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