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State approves expansion to create $210M Medway power plant

Zachary Comeau |

A state board has approved Exelon's proposed 200-megawatt expansion of its existing Medway facility after more than two years of deliberation.

Worcester-Boston-area pay up 2.7%

Total compensation for private workers in the Boston area, including Worcester, was up 2.7 percent in the 12 months ending in June, narrowly beating the national average.

Aubuchon to close Westminster facility, lay off 31

Emily Micucci |

Westminster-based hardware store chain Aubuchon Hardware will close its Westminster distribution facility by the end of the year, CEO Will Aubuchon said.

Baker to approve fees, fines from employers for MassHealth

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker will sign into law $200 million in new fees and fines on Massachusetts employers to help pay for MassHealth without sought-after reforms to the program.

Employer confidence slips in July amid hiring concerns

Emily Micucci |

Employer confidence edged down slightly in July, lead by concerns about hiring, according to the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

New state labor secretary visits Worcester YouthWorks program

Still in her first month on the job, new Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta made Worcester her first stop Wednesday among dozens of YouthWorks programs...

Worcester area added 1,000 jobs in June

Laura Finaldi |

The Worcester metropolitan area, which includes parts of Central Massachusetts and Connecticut, added 1,000 jobs in the month of June, according to the latest state data released Tuesday.

Editorial: Seeing the whole economic development picture

Hanover didn't create the 225 jobs required for its 5-percent tax break on the improvements to its Lincoln Street headquarters but having the company make those improvements still increases the value...

Despite company shortcomings, Worcester kept tax breaks in place

Grant Welker |

In the last five years, 75% of Worcester tax breaks were successful, but the city kept the benefits even for almost all missing their goals.

A $24M development, 111 years in the making

Grant Welker |

After a $24-million renovation over a year and a half, Yarn Works at 1428 Main St. is now open with 96 units of mixed-income housing.

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