Worcester officials plan for a mixed-use neighborhood to pop up around a new ballpark for the soon-to-be Worcester Red Sox, with new revenue paying back the city's investment in the ballpark.

The new tax break: Public spending for stadiums

Grant Welker |

Like Worcester, many other cities have bet public spending on stadium-based development. They've had mixed results, with lots of skepticism.

LakePharma was initially negotiating to move into the Worcester Business Development Corp. campus at the former Worcester State Hospital site, but the company pulled out after it wanted a more pad-ready site.

Why LakePharma left a Worcester project for Hopkinton, allowing a Chinese competitor to take its place

Zachary Comeau |

LakePharma company was going to bring 150 jobs to Worcester, but a Chinese competitor took its place after the company decided it couldn't wait any longer and moved to Hopkinton.

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10 Things We Know About ... Business learned from selling Girl Scout cookies

Potential customers need to see your good intentions reflected in your presentation.

Someone who owes you money files for bankruptcy. Now what?


You have just learned that your counterparty has filed for bankruptcy. Be aware that deadlines in bankruptcy move quickly, and creditors who sit on their rights may lose them.

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Valley Green Grow wants to develop the land at Charlton Orchards into a massive cannabis cultivation complex.

Mega marijuana in Charlton persevering despite long odds

Despite facing what may be an insurmountable uphill battle, the developer behind a planned $100-million marijuana growing facility in Charlton plans to continue pushing forward with the project.

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Reliant Foundation President Kelsa Zereski

Reliant Foundation had to stand on its own quickly

When international healthcare company Optum bought Reliant Medical Group for $28 million on March 31, the Worcester physician group's foundation was spun out as an independent entity.

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Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

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Top SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans issued in Massachusetts, fiscal year 2018

RankLenderNo. of loansAmount of loans
1Eastern Bank, Natick565$43,285,500
2TD Bank, Worcester227$14,203,100
3Citizens Bank, Natick144$21,142,500

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration and lender websites

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