Union Station in transition, authority chair says

Grant Welker |

Union Station is in a transitional period as it works to lure new state offices and works through a turnover in retail tenants, the chairman of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority said Friday.

 

IPG lands $2.5M state grant for $70M expansion

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford laser maker IPG Photonics is getting another public subsidy, this time from the state in the form of a $2.5 million state grant.

 

Precision Optics lands $2M private investment

Zachary Comeau |

Gardner medical equipment firm Precision Optics Corp. has raised $2 million in a private placement with a group of private investors.

 

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.

 

Mixed results on MetroWest industrial, office markets

Grant Welker |

The MetroWest property market had a stronger third quarter for occupied office space but weaker results for industrial space.

 
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Baker pursuing state, federal drug purchasing reform

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is preparing to roll out a proposal to allow the state to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers.

DBR Group in Framingham acquired by Virginia firm

Framingham employee benefit and consulting firm DBR Group has been acquired by a Virginia insurance company.

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.

Narrow support among nurses for Question 1 in new poll

State House News Service |

A WBUR poll of 500 registered nurses found 48 percent support Question 1, 45 percent oppose it, while 8 percent don't know, are undecided or refused to answer the question.

Businesses should set their own staffing levels

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be tasked with deciding three ballot questions, but the one with the most reverberating impact on the Central Massachusetts economy is – by far –...

MetroWest495 Biz

Red Heat Tavern opens in Milford

Red Heat Tavern has opened its fifth location, at Milford Crossing.

Franklin marijuana grower building out retail space

Grant Welker |

New England Treatment Access, a Franklin marijuana grower and seller, is expanding its already-sprawling growing and manufacturing space and working to add a retail store.

Sudbury plaza sells for $19M

Sudbury Crossing, a T.J.Maxx-anchored retail plaza on Route 20 in Sudbury has sold for just under $19 million.

Sira Naturals to be acquired by Canadian cannabis investment firm

Zachary Comeau |

Milford-based Sira Naturals and four other U.S. companies are being acquired by a Canadian cannabis acquisition firm.

Holliston marijuana parent company completes $835M merger with Toronto firm

Zachary Comeau |

The New York City-based iAnthus Capital Holdings, the parent company of a Holliston-based marijuana grower Mayflower Medicinals, has merged with Toronto cannabis firm MPX Bioceutical Corp.

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