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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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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...

Can Worcester boost its stature as destination for minor league sports?

Rick Saia |

The pending departure of the Worcester Sharks will leave Central Massachusetts without a professional sports team, something it has enjoyed for all but one of the last 21 years. But will landing...

Davey discusses Games bid, says Lake Quinsigamond might not measure up

Rick Saia |

It may be years before the Olympic Games come to Massachusetts – that is, if they come – but even though they would focus on Boston, there are opportunities for the rest of the Bay State...

Survey: Snow dumped 24% sales drop on Mass. small biz

MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

After a strong holiday sales season and amid growing consumer confidence, Massachusetts small businesses experienced an average drop in sales of 24 percent during the recent wave of snowstorms,...

Mohegans aim to open Central Mass. sub shops

BRAD KANE HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL |

The Mohegan Tribe of Uncasville, Conn., plans to open 10 sandwich shops in southern Worcester County and Rhode Island as the owners of the Mohegan Sun resort casino continue their to diversify their...

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