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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


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.

Central Mass. nonprofits share $383K of state small-business grants

Seven nonprofits in Central Massachusetts will share $383,000 among more than $2 million statewide given by the Baker Administration to help small businesses.

As state economy grows, questions of where new labor is coming from

State House News Service |

The most recent numbers from the state show a sharp uptick in the labor force in Massachusetts. The question is where are those people coming from.

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