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The 20 most developable sites in Central Mass.

Grant Welker |

These properties – which could host retail, housing, industrial or office complexes, or some mix – are practically hiding in plain sight, simply waiting for the right buyer or builder.

WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab

Grant Welker |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College announced Thursday they'll start a new photonics lab thanks to a $4-million Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative grant.

PawSox $83M stadium deal moves forward in R.I. legislature

Zachary Comeau |

The Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee voted 8-1 on Tuesday to pass along an $83-million ballpark deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox for approval by the full legislature, as the Red Sox Triple-A...

Economic growth is a community-driven process

Meredith Harris |

Economic development is not a profession. It is a process, an amalgamation of various activities, which, together, focus on a singular goal: the betterment of a community.

Accolades & honors

Diana Lados, Milton Prince Higgins II distinguished associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the founder and director of WPI's...

Worcester getting $327K for pharmacy tech training

Grant Welker |

The City of Worcester and the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board are receiving about $327,000 in state funding for a program training pharmacy technicians.

Worcester apartment building sells for $9.7M

A 96-unit, 10-story apartment building just south of Becker College has sold for $9.7 million.

A tight housing market continues to push prices, downtown visions will be realized

Grant Welker |

The trends are going in the right direction for homeowners: an increase in prices and a sharp drop this year in foreclosures, both in Central Massachusetts and across the state. A tight supply market...

Food, beer and sports will dominate Central Massachusetts' hospitality industry

Zachary Comeau |

This past year was huge for the Worcester restaurant, entertainment and hospitality scene, with exciting announcements and openings.

Off-shore wind developers make pitches for state contracts

State House News Service |

Vying for a long-term contract for the first Massachusetts offshore wind farm, energy companies made their pitches to state officials Wednesday.

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