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Report: Midsize businesses show optimism for 2015

Emily Micucci |

Sixty-six percent of midsize business owners said they're optimistic the national economy will strengthen in the next six months, and they'll likely invest in technology, operations and new staff as...

Southborough leaders look ahead 25 years

Emily Micucci |

What will Southborough look like in 25 years? Town leaders and economic development experts opened that discussion, Thursday morning at the Southborough 2040 Business & Nonprofit Summit.

Worcester group sees lift for tourism in Blackstone Canal revival

Sam Bonacci |

Nearly two centuries ago, the Blackstone Canal helped catapult Worcester, then primarily a farming community, into the industrial age. But by 1848, the canal was closed and later capped after it...

Southborough looks ahead 25 years as leaders weigh development strategy

Emily Micucci |

What will Southborough look like in 25 years? Town leaders and economic development experts have opened that discussion, beginning with the Southborough 2040 Business & Nonprofit Summit Thursday...

To keep more talent, panel calls for stronger ties between Worcester, college students

Emily Micucci |

Greater Worcester is home to 12 colleges and universities that graduated 7,500 students in 2014. But for most, their time in Worcester is short lived.

QCC officially opens downtown campus

Rick Saia |

Nearly two months after launching its initial classes at its new Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, Quinsigamond Community College imprinted the “officially open...

Downtown is Marlborough's next frontier for redevelopment

Emily Micucci |

The work Marlborough planners did to create a mixed-use overlay district in the city's southwest quadrant paid off, now that several development proposals are in the works. But now they're turning...

Shrewsbury voters approve rezoning for former Spag's land

Sam Bonacci |

Shrewsbury voters have approved rezoning land along Route 9 from residential to commercial use for a development project on former Spag's property near the westbound-side junction of Route 9 and Oak...

Grant issued for Worcester downtown incubator

Emily Micucci |

The Worcester-based Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) has been awarded a $125,000 grant to help establish an incubator in downtown Worcester, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center...

After two Main Street sales, Hudson Catholic building also under agreement

Emily Micucci |

Two Main Street properties in downtown Hudson were recently sold and a third is under agreement, according to Concord commercial real estate firm O'Brien Commercial Properties, giving the area an...

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