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Central Mass. chambers split over $400K in development funds

Four Central Massachusetts chambers of commerce have received more than $100,000 each in state funding to help with initiatives targeting small businesses.

Worcester area economy grew 3.2% last year

The Worcester area's economy grew 3.2 percent last year, its highest annual rate since the 1990s on the strength of a low unemployment rate.

Are we all just on the Worcester hype train now?

Brad Kane |

The Telegram now joins MassLive as the two main local mass media organizations who now regularly say Worcester is in a renaissance as a statement of fact, without any real evidence supporting the...

Boston Scientific joins WPI's R&D alliance

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medtech giant Boston Scientific is joining a membership-based research and development alliance founded by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Overwhelming development in a small town

Let's face it, a small town of 13,000 is going to be hard pressed to handle a request to build a $100-million, 1-million-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility.

The new tax break: Public spending for stadiums

Grant Welker |

Like Worcester, many other cities have bet public spending on stadium-based development. They've had mixed results, with lots of skepticism.

Central Mass. communities have different philosophies for tax breaks

Grant Welker |

A Worcester Business Journal investigation shows a broad range of practices in how communities use — or don't — tax breaks for development.

Westborough awards 12 companies for economic development

The Westborough Economic Development Committee has honored 12 companies and organizations for helping to grow the town's economy in 2018.

MassEdCo CEO in Worcester is retiring

Pamela Boisvert is retiring as the CEO of the Worcester-based Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc.

Harvard Pilgrim to close Worcester office

Health insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is closing its downtown Worcester office, the company confirmed Thursday.

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