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Why we must vote on Olympics bid

EVAN FALCHUK Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Olympics is a wonderful sporting event. But it's also a business. Its model: Make money by...

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Tower Hill to break ground for new garden

A garden accessible to people with mobility issues will be ready this summer at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

Chick-fil-A forges ahead with N.E. expansion plans.

Emily Micucci |

It was persona non grata when it floated plans to open in Boston in 2012, but Chik-fil-A has had little trouble growing its New England footprint with new locations in MetroWest.

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More hotel rooms lift Worcester's downtown area hopes

Sam Bonacci |

With three new hotels under development in and around downtown, Worcester is on track to boost its hotel room capacity about 50 percent by 2017.

Film tax credit helps lift tourism

ANTON NEL Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Time and time again, data have shown that when a film production shoots in a particular location, it not only creates economic impacts, the finished product can also create significant...

Poll shows flagging support for Boston Olympics


Support among Boston area voters for Boston hosting the 2024 summer Olympics has fallen from 51 percent in January to 44 percent in February to 36 percent in a WBUR poll of 504 Boston area registered...

Connecticut considering more casinos


As Massachusetts continues its years-long entry into the casino market, Connecticut lawmakers appear poised to make one of the next big moves in the regional competition for gambling industry jobs...

Anti-Olympics group delivers its message

Rick Saia |

Just three days after the head of the panel pushing for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston addressed Worcester-area business executives, the leaders of a group opposed to the effort warned that the...

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