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UMass medical device center gets $7.9M grant

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center will establish a new center to help those working on new technologies to fight heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

SBA brings Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, 19 graduate

Zachary Comeau |

For the first year, the U.S. Small Business Administration brought its Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, the agency announced Tuesday.

Get to know Worcester's immigrants

Throughout history, our cities have absorbed a larger portion of immigrants into their new home, and today is no different.

Guacamole, pink cookies and why I provide extra paid maternity leave

I am the proud owner of a small business, but it hasn't been so small since we moved from Millbury to Worcester last year.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

Biostage wins $1.1M second phase NIH grant

Holliston biotech Biostage has been awarded $1.1 million as part of a second phase of a fast-track small business grant to help the company’s throat implant products make it to market.

CCC on lookout for products that might appeal to children

State House News Service |

Massachusetts regulators want to keep a close eye on the types of marijuana products that will be for sale to adults once marijuana retailers open and whether those products might appeal to children.

Seven Central Mass. entities receive collaborative workspace funding

Seven entities in Central Massachusetts have received a share of $2.2 million in state grants to help spur entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Vice competition: The local beer industry is confident recreational pot won't chip away at its market

Zachary Comeau |

Pretty soon, two of the Massachusetts most sinful industries will compete for the same kind of customers.

Pot testing labs approved in Framingham, Salem

State House News Service |

Marijuana regulators on Thursday approved two testing laboratories to inspect recreational marijuana sold in Massachusetts and approved a host of licenses for other Central Mass. cannabis businesses.

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