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The importance of immigrants

WBJ this year partnered with our friends over at the Worcester Regional Research Bureau to learn more about the historic and modern impacts immigrants had in our city.

Building an Alternative Bridge

In July, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts in Worcester joined forces with Alternatives Unlimited of Whitinsville, merging all aspects of their operations while keeping the corporations separate.

Get to know Worcester's immigrants

Throughout history, our cities have absorbed a larger portion of immigrants into their new home, and today is no different.

Support the WooSox public investment

DONNA TRUEX |

With investment pumping into developments all over the city, people throughout Massachusetts are talking about Worcester. Yet, the public investment largely spurring this revitalization has been...

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

10 Things I Know About ... High-impact personal finance moves

Ryan Kittredge |

Take an inventory of your assets (and liabilities) to create a clear picture of your net worth and consider using aggregation software to track it over time.

Guacamole, pink cookies and why I provide extra paid maternity leave

I am the proud owner of a small business, but it hasn't been so small since we moved from Millbury to Worcester last year.

Worcester wants to pick right mix of tenants for Union Station

Zachary Comeau |

Despite the prime location, the city has had trouble leasing about 8,000-square-feet of unused commercial space in Union Station despite a comprehensive redevelopment effort.

Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren't as familiar with their available resources

Grant Welker |

A focus group found foreign-born entrepreneurs weren't as connected as they could be to resources. The city and its partners say helping such businesses is a priority.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

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