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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


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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