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In Hopkinton, it's on your mark, get set, grow!

Sam Bonacci |

As residential development booms in Hopkinton, a more business-friendly attitude among town officials is aiming to broaden the business base to help balance population growth.

City agrees to sell former courthouse for $1.2M for housing, retail

Emily Micucci |

The city of Worcester has agreed to sell the former Worcester County Courthouse to a New Hampshire developer that specializes in historic properties for $1.2 million, according to a statement from...

Ready for a little 'madness'? Bracketing Worcester's priorities

TIMOTHY MCGOURTHY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester's current median residential tax bill is $3,454, while the median commercial tax bill is $8,716. For that price, the city's taxpayers are purchasing an impressive array of...

Funds released for Route 20 sewer project

Sam Bonacci |

The state has released $300,000 in funds toward a Route 20 sewer project in Worcester that will help spur development, officials announced earlier this week.

Developer announces new tenants for former Spag's site, more to come

Emily Micucci |

The future of the old Spag's site on Route 9 in Shrewsbury is continuing to take shape, with two new tenants bolstering the “high end” feel that the proposed Lakeway Commons plaza brings...

Chamber launches clickable look at downtown

Carol McDonald |

Worcester's downtown is an increasingly dynamic place. Now the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has put a map online that captures the changes and opportunities there.

MassBay campus promises multiple benefits for downtown Framingham

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO METROWEST495 BIZ |

If you summed up goals that the MetroWest business community cares about, here are three that might rise to the top of the list: Training middle-skilled workers in medical and technology...

MLK Center saying farewell to a founder

Carol McDonald |

Robert L. Thomas, the co-founder of Worcester's Martin Luther King Jr. Opportunity Center is stepping down as its director.

WPI study calls for re-creation of Worcester's Blackstone Canal

Sam Bonacci |

A study by WPI students has called for a re-creation of a portion of Worcester's Blackstone Canal, citing increased development opportunities as well as improved quality of life for area residents.

Locally-grown efforts help lift innovation across Massachusetts

PAMELA GOLDBERG Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Every year, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative releases its Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, benchmarking Massachusetts against other leading technology...

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