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Worcester's economic recovery better than 65% of nation

The economic recovery from the Great Recession since 2009 in Worcester has been better than roughly two-thirds of U.S. cities, according to personal finances data firm WalletHub.

Don't leave them wondering

Ken Cook |

Too frequently we're in a business situation where one party is waiting on the other party to do something, decide something or take some action.

UMass Medical School seizes expansion opportunity

Laura Finaldi |

More than 50 years after Worcester won a bid to bring the University of Massachusetts Medical School within city limits, the medical school is making its way to Springfield.

Employers caution against $15 minimum wage

State House News Service |

Raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase costs for about 70 percent of Massachusetts businesses, forcing some to hold off on hiring or consider moving elsewhere, two surveys...

Baker hopes electric vehicle test drives lead to sales

State House News Service |

Massachusetts officials plan to use their share of a $500,000 federal grant to put more drivers behind the wheels of electric vehicles over the next two years in a bid to spur sales in that market.

Baker agrees to energy storage targets

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Baker Administration intends to set energy storage targets for electrical utilities, a move that could fortify a developing industry that state officials believe could store 600 megawatts of...

What you need to know in real estate for 2017

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester officials and area developers have been working hard to build up development, and now the city is reaping the benefits.

Worcester area energy efficiency jobs top 10K

Sam Bonacci |

A new report detailing energy efficiency employment has found that the Worcester area has 10,666 employees in the industry.

Middle market mergers to be strong in 2017

A new report from Citizens Bank is predicting a strong year for mergers of middle market companies throughout the United States and in Massachusetts.

Shovel ready in Gardner

The Gardner Redevelopment Authority and the City of Gardner are undertaking a $1.8-million cleanup of a former metals facility as the groups continue to prepare the area for commercial investment.

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