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Cultivate, three others to negotiate with Worcester for retail cannabis approvals

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester will begin negotiations for a host community agreement with four more retail cannabis stores, bringing the total number of retail stores to enter that stage to 13.

How is automation impacting your business?

Worcester Business Journal has teamed with The MassHire Central Workforce Board to study how automation is impacting company operations in the region.

Planning board approves Worcester marijuana extraction facility

A cannabis product manufacturing business has been granted planning board approval to open a facility in a Brooks Street building in Worcester.

Former Worcester shoe factory to be rehabilitated for U-Haul storage facility

Zachary Comeau |

A vacant 225,000-square-foot building and former manufacturing facility of the Melville Shoe Corp. is proposed to be repurposed as a U-Haul storage and retail facility in Worcester.

Tegra Medical names Franklin GM

Franklin manufacturer Tegra Medical has named a former Waters Corp. and Cybex engineer as the general manager of its Franklin location.

Precision Optics losing $425K for the year despite 82% Q2 revenue bump

Optical instrument manufacturer Precision Optics said it raised quarterly revenues by 82 percent and 65 percent through two quarters, but the company was not able to turn a profit.

Cigna to cover ReWalk exoskeleton system

Marlborough medical device firm ReWalk Robotics said a major health insurer will take requests for coverage of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries on a case-by-case basis.

You'll be able to taste baseball bats in Wormtown's new beer

Wormtown Brewery in Worcester is celebrating becoming the official hometown brewery of the Worcester Red Sox by releasing Welcome to Worcester, $1.25, a unique beer aged with baseball bats.

WEDC recognizes Columbia Tech with innovation award

Westborough contract manufacturer Columbia Tech has received the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s Innovation Award for the second time in four years.

IPG increased profits 16% in 2018

Oxford laser manufacturer IPG Photonics was able to weather the storm of tariffs and other political factors and record a 16-percent growth in profits for 2018

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