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Harvard Pilgrim to close Worcester office

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is closing its downtown Worcester office, the company confirmed Thursday.

20 Marlborough companies moved or expanded in 2018

Marlborough saw 20 companies either move into the city or expand last year, adding upwards of 350 jobs, according to the Marlborough Economic Development Corp.'s annual report.

College closure threat growing, state seeking new powers

State House News Service |

State officials are ready to begin erecting a new process to screen, monitor and, if necessary, intervene to protect students when officials determine a school is at risk of closing.

Tax breaks are a short-term win

It's easy to vilify businesses for taking tax breaks from local governments, even if they are bringing in jobs and investment

Use zoning to your development's advantage

MARK A. BORENSTEIN |

Local zoning ordinances and bylaws are essential to comprehensive municipal planning and are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public. Yet, they are often times far...

Paying for growth: Tax breaks central to Central Mass. economic development

Grant Welker |

Communities have often used tax deals to help companies in what officials say is the most important tool they can use in economic development.

Central Mass. officials pushing federal opportunity zones incentive

Grant Welker |

For neighborhoods in Central Massachusetts overlooked by developers, there's a potential salvation: a new federal tax incentive program.

Fitchburg, Worcester receive Urban Agenda funding

Fitchburg has received $60,000 and Worcester $65,000 for economic development initiatives through the state's Urban Agenda Grant Program.

MetroWest/495 Partnership appoints new directors

The MetroWest/495 Partnership has appointed new directors and leaders of its board.

Lynn senator putting sports betting bill on table

State House News Service |

A state senator has a proposal ready to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts, eight months after the Supreme Court opened the doors for states to enter the sports gambling market.

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