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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...

Hits & Misses: For local governments, the potential upside of tax breaks outweighs the risk

Grant Welker |

This hit-or-miss nature has been an unavoidable part of communities' use of business tax breaks over the last two decades.

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.

Home builders buy Hopkinton land for $9.1M for Legacy Farms buildout

Zachary Comeau |

A home construction firm based in Atlanta has purchased more than 17 acres for $9.1 million for the further planned construction of a 425-home housing development in Hopkinton.

Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Grant Welker |

Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through significant stretches of downtown, Worcester has not been spared from some broader troublesome trends.

Access Fixtures lights manufacturers, Olympic-size swimming pools

Worcester lighting fixture producer Access Fixtures has found success in supplying lighting solutions to a variety of niche markets, including sports, industrial and manufacturing.

Wayland's Candela Corp. seeks tax break to move to Marlborough

Wayland-based Candela Corp. is one step closer to becoming yet another corporation to move its headquarters to Marlborough, as the city's Finance Committee signed off on a deal.

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