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40 under 40: Julie Holstrom

Holstrom has administered more than $5 million in grant funds for WBDC, overseeing endeavors like the redevelopment of the former Worcester Telegram & Gazette building and the demolition of a former...

40 Under 40: The Judges

Terry Shepherd, CM&AA, CPA, MST, is the managing partner of Worcester accounting and consulting firm Shepherd & Goldstein.

40 under 40: Amy Peterson

In her role at the SMG-managed DCU Center, Amy Peterson oversaw the marketing for the $31-million renovation to the arena until its 2013 completion and now supervises all aspects of brand management...

West Boylston startup gets $200K to develop robot

Sam Bonacci |

Coventry Associates has been awarded a $200,000 grant that the West Boylston startup will use to develop an industrial robot.

MEDC names former legislative aide as new executive director

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough Economic Development Corp has appointed Meredith Harris as its new executive director.

Farms feeling scorch of dry summer

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Standing in front of a patch of strawberry plants about 10 inches shorter than they would be during a wetter summer, Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials on Thursday urged Massachusetts...

Assumption professor works to score Worcester economy

CAITLIN REIDY |

For five years, Assumption Professor Thomas White has been publishing a quarterly economic index that helps inform the area's business community.

Economic development bill rushed to Baker's desk

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The economic development bill filed late Sunday and enacted right around midnight Monday does not include an expansion of a tax incentive aimed at helping low-income workers or authorization for the...

Central Mass. set to cash in on $500M economic development program

JOHN MCCINTYRE |

Central Massachusetts appears poised to benefit again from a growing and efficient initiative to make the region more attractive to businesses – the MassWorks Infrastructure Program.

Lawmakers gear up for weekend sessions

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Legislative negotiators have so far failed to come up with final recommendations on a handful of major bills, including energy and economic development proposals, putting pressure on this weekend.

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