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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...

Study: Mass. business confidence ebbs slightly

John Agoglia |

As political uncertainties grow near the start of the fall election season, business confidence in Massachusetts fell slightly in August, according to the Associated Industries of...

MetroWest leaders call for more transportation, 'soft skills'

Emily Micucci |

Respondents revealed careful optimism about the MetroWest economy in a 2014 survey issued in part by the Worcester Business Journal, and business leaders reinforced that sentiment at a forum...

Study: Worcester must work to keep college grads

John Agoglia |

Worcester is undeniably a college town. In the 2013-2014 school year, more than 7,500 students graduated from the 12 colleges in and around the city. But many of them may not stay here, and that...

State announces workspace grants for Gateway Cities

Emily Micucci |

Entrepreneurs in the state's Gateway Cities can now apply for up to $2 million in matching grants to support creation of collaborative workspaces that promote innovation, the Massachusetts Executive...

Businesses say key elements are in place for Framingham to draw more tech companies

Emily Micucci |

Move over, Cambridge. If recent expansions and arrivals are any indication, Framingham might be a new mecca for technology companies.

Biz group sees tax, energy, health cost issues on horizon

State House News Service |

Taxes, energy policy and health care costs will be among the top issues the next governor and Legislature will have to address to make Massachusetts more competitive, according to an official from a...

Regional planners launch Buy Local campaign

John Agoglia |

The Central Massachusetts and Montachusett regional planning commissions are spearheading a “Buy Local” initiative to boost the sale of the area’s agricultural and food products,...

QCC's downtown expansion faces delays

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is coming to downtown Worcester, but not as quickly as officials once expected.

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