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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...

Businesses say key elements are in place for Framingham to draw more tech companies

Emily Micucci |

Move over, Cambridge. If recent expansions and arrivals are any indication, Framingham might be a new mecca for technology companies.

Biz group sees tax, energy, health cost issues on horizon

State House News Service |

Taxes, energy policy and health care costs will be among the top issues the next governor and Legislature will have to address to make Massachusetts more competitive, according to an official from a...

Regional planners launch Buy Local campaign

John Agoglia |

The Central Massachusetts and Montachusett regional planning commissions are spearheading a “Buy Local” initiative to boost the sale of the area’s agricultural and food products,...

QCC's downtown expansion faces delays

Michael Novinson |

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is coming to downtown Worcester, but not as quickly as officials once expected.

Firm adding 170 seasonal jobs in Worcester

John Agoglia |

APAC Customer Services Inc., a Chicago-area company that provides outsourced sales, customer care, technical support, and back-office services, announced Friday that it plans to add 170 new jobs at...

Quiet Logistics leads job growth in Devens

Emily Micucci |

E-commerce shipping and logistics provider Quiet Logistics is leading job growth in Devens, according to a report by the UMass Donahue Institute, and the company's workforce is only expected to...

Officials work to make downtown Worcester more walker-friendly

Michael Novinson |

Walkability along Worcester's commercial district has been a mixed-bag, but officials are working to make the area more attractive to pedestrians.

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