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Voke/tech new focus of skills gap

Laura Finaldi |

The demand for voke/tech schools grows as students focus on on-the-job training and the region attempts to close the skills gap.

Region's incubators driven by startup culture

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' rapidly growing startup and craftsman culture has created a need for more collaborative spaces, like incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.

Program could chop $5K from cost of bachelor's degree

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A new program would allow thousands of community college students to earn four-year degrees through rebates on tuition and fees and costs protected from annual increases after a student enrolls.

High-tech fabrics manufacturing institute still needs $40M funding approval

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

State funding of $40 million pledged to a high-tech fabrics institute still require legislative approval.

Worcester targets 118 acres for urban renewal; possible taking from landowners

Sam Bonacci |

The downtown revitalization plan designed to guide the Worcester's development efforts over the next 20 years has been released by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, covering over 118 acres of...

Glickman to manage Worcester mill building

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester property management firm Glickman Kovago & Jacobs Management announced Tuesday the company will take over the management of 85 Prescott St., which has been renovated.

Amendment restricting eminent domain advanced

Land takings that would serve to benefit only private development would be restricted in Massachusetts under a proposed change to the state constitution advanced Wednesday with no debate.

Worcester startup Skyscope acquired; to remain in the city

Sam Bonacci |

Skyscope, a Worcester startup focused on video production, was acquired by a Newburyport public relations firm Tuesday and will remain operating in the city with all its employees.

New York, California raise minimum wage well beyond Mass. wage floor

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

On the same day that the governors of California and New York signed laws to ramp up the minimum wage in those states to $15 an hour, Gov. Charlie Baker said he was in no rush to follow the leads of...

100-room Worcester hotel to open

Sam Bonacci |

The 100-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton will officially open Friday, boosting Worcester's hotel room count while providing another re-use of land in the Gateway Park area of the city.

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