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25 chosen for leadership development program

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation this week announced the selection of 25 professionals for its Leadership Worcester 2016 program.

MetroWest chamber begins search for Biocchi's successor

Emily Micucci |

The search is on to find a successor to Bonnie Biocchi, who has led the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Out of Boston's shadow? Worcester charting own economic course


When it comes to the kind of big, splashy headlines that Worcester's leaders like to cut out and frame, the last few months have been a bit of a bust for Worcester. But those who are authoring the...

Leominster lures Vt. yogurt maker

A Vermont-based manufacturer of yogurt is relocating to Leominster and plans to add about 12 jobs over the next two years, according to MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development...

New bylaw could lead to greater business park density in Framingham

Emily Micucci |

Framingham Town Meeting voters this week approved a new zoning bylaw that officials say will allow businesses in three of the town's technology parks to add space by building upward, while also...

Marlborough focuses on smaller players with proposed loan fund

Emily Micucci |

Corporate giants such as GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Boston Scientific have lifted Marlborough's profile as a prime destination for businesses by making the city their home in the last couple of...

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.

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