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Baker creates dedicated business team


As part of a buildup to the governor filing jobs legislation early next year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday he would create a "BizWorks" team of senior level staff across three secretariats to...

Worcester needs fiber to expand business options


The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce works to recruit, retain and incubate businesses in the region. We must understand the region's assets and market for business looking to move or expand.

Movers & Shakers

HEIDI M. LANDERS and REBECCA LYNCH were hired by Worcester social service agency The Bridge of Central Massachusetts. Landers is director of nursing. A resident of Barre, she is a graduate of...

Using the community investment tax credit

Mullen Sawyer |

You are used to getting a federal charitable deduction, how about adding a 50-percent tax refund on top of that?

10 Things I Know About...Small-business capital

10) Develop a business plan. A business plan doesn't have to be long, but it should provide a road map for where the business is going. Is the business model viable? What is the unique selling...

Massachusetts jobs up 63K in 2015


Massachusetts employers added 11,000 jobs in October and job losses in September, originally reported at 7,100, were revised downward to 2,200, state officials reported Thursday morning.

Baker economic development plan to create opportunities


Gov. Charlie Baker has rolled out major energy, opioid and charter school proposals and now the administration has a draft economic development plan on the table that aims to attract and retain...

Construction begins on 237 Worcester apartments

Sam Bonacci |

Construction has kicked off on the first part of a key residential component to the City Square revival of downtown Worcester.

Worcester needs $50M to entice baseball team

Sam Bonacci |

In order to get a baseball team like the Pawtucket Red Sox to make Central Massachusetts its home base, Worcester would have to find at least $50 million to invest in a stadium development as well as...

Front Street developer seeks to improve Worcester's value

Sam Bonacci |

When Chip Norton set out to purchase two office towers in downtown Worcester, he knew modernizing the buildings and the adjoining property that includes a portion of a former mall would be key to the...

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