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Energy challenges need comprehensive approach


At a 2016 energy forum hosted by The New England Council, Gordon van Welie, CEO of ISO New England – our region's power grid operator – described New England's electric reliability this...

Having fun identifying your corporate strengths


As you may know, there are many blocks needed to build a successful business: production, research & development, purchasing, marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance, and a...

Worcester industrial vacancy rate at 40%

Emily Micucci |

Worcester's industrial building are 40-percent empty, as landlords can't reconcile costly upgrades with the impact on their tax bill, especially for small manufacturers.

Don't leave them wondering

Ken Cook |

Too frequently we're in a business situation where one party is waiting on the other party to do something, decide something or take some action.

UMass Medical School seizes expansion opportunity

Laura Finaldi |

More than 50 years after Worcester won a bid to bring the University of Massachusetts Medical School within city limits, the medical school is making its way to Springfield.

Employers caution against $15 minimum wage

State House News Service |

Raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase costs for about 70 percent of Massachusetts businesses, forcing some to hold off on hiring or consider moving elsewhere, two surveys...

Baker hopes electric vehicle test drives lead to sales

State House News Service |

Massachusetts officials plan to use their share of a $500,000 federal grant to put more drivers behind the wheels of electric vehicles over the next two years in a bid to spur sales in that market.

Baker agrees to energy storage targets


The Baker Administration intends to set energy storage targets for electrical utilities, a move that could fortify a developing industry that state officials believe could store 600 megawatts of...

What you need to know in real estate for 2017

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester officials and area developers have been working hard to build up development, and now the city is reaping the benefits.

Worcester area energy efficiency jobs top 10K

Sam Bonacci |

A new report detailing energy efficiency employment has found that the Worcester area has 10,666 employees in the industry.

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