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Gas connection halt puts development in the crosshairs

State House News Service |

The state's twin natural gas crises are now taking a toll on housing and economic development in Massachusetts.

Manufacturing and health care lead new South Worcester County economic development plan

Communities in South Worcester County can now apply for public works grants and economic assistance programs.

Voke Lofts developer gets initial city approval for $20M Lincoln Square autism school

Zachary Comeau |

A $20-million renovation effort to essentially save the former Lincoln Square Boy's Club from the wrecking ball has cleared another hurdle.

Outstanding Women in Business 2018: Sharry creates a fun, inclusive business community

LIVIA GERSHON |

Kate Sharry – who has served on the Worcester Business Development Corp., Worcester Homeless Youth Task Force and Planting the Seed Foundation, and is involved in local politics – is...

Outstanding Women in Business: 2015 Alumnae

2015: Executive vice president & COO at Southbridge Savings BankNow: Executive vice president and chief...

UniBank, T&G, Hanover, Table Talk among 19 WooSox founding partners

Zachary Comeau |

So far, 19 companies have signed on to be founding partners of the Worcester Red Sox minor league baseball team, including Polar Beverages, MGM Springfield and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Rockland Trust to open Worcester location with former Commerce executive

Zachary Comeau |

Rockland Trust is moving further into Worcester County as the bank is opening a Worcester location next month in the Mercantile Center.

Worcester aims to secure $32.5M state grant for PawSox parking

Zachary Comeau |

City Manager Edward Augustus will ask the Worcester City Council on Tuesday for authorization to spend $32.5 million to build a new Canal District parking garage.

$2.5M state grant will aid IPG's $70M expansion

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford laser maker IPG Photonics is getting more public help, this time from the state in the form of a $2.5 million state grant to the town.

Experts: Out-of-staters boost Mass. economy

State House News Service |

Economists have long argued that a labor crunch in Massachusetts, punctuated by an aging workforce and slow natural growth in the labor force and population, is serving as a brake on economic growth.

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