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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.

Kevin O'Sullivan to resign as CEO of MBI

Grant Welker |

Kevin O'Sullivan will step down at the end of the year as president and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives after two decades at the Worcester agency.

Becker adds e-sports scholarships

Grant Welker |

Becker College has begun offering scholarships to students studying e-sports management, making it what Becker says is the first program to do so in the country.

Mass. marijuana board considering Union Station, downtown Worcester locations for HQ

Zachary Comeau |

In addition to Union Station, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is considering several downtown locations for its Worcester-based headquarters.

Marlborough development agency wins promotional award

The Marlbrough Economic Development Corp. has received an award from an industry group for a promotional video it made to draw people and companies to the city.

O'Sullivan to resign as CEO of MBI

Grant Welker |

Kevin O'Sullivan will step down at the end of the year as president and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives after two decades at the Worcester agency.

The new Mass. non-compete law

RICHARD C. VAN NOSTRAND |

This new and complex law, which took effect Oct. 1, permits the continued use of such non-compete agreements in limited circumstances, but imposes safeguards to help level the playing field and...

Non-compete changes effective Monday

State House News Service |

New restrictions on non-competition agreements between employers and workers will take effect Monday, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is reminding businesses of the new requirements.

Worcester entrepreneurship mentoring program gets $80K state grant

Worcester Roots, an organization that helps with economic and other opportunities, has received an $80,000 state grant as part of an entrepreneurship mentoring program.

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