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Updated: May 2, 2022 / The Power 50 for 2022

2022 Power 50: Timothy Murray

Photo | Courtesy of Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Timothy Murray, president & CEO of Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Timothy Murray Title: President & CEO Organization Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Residence Worcester Colleges Fordham University, Western New England University School of Law Read all the 2020 Power 50 profiles here
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Timothy Murray not only serves as the face of the Greater Worcester business community, but he often is the power behind the scenes making deals happen.

For almost any major business initiative in the city, particularly ones enticing outside companies and investors to Worcester, you can be sure Murray played a role, either by arranging meetings, promoting the region, working on financing, identifying attractive sites, or some combination of these.

As a former Massachusetts lieutenant governor and Worcester mayor, he has a unique understanding of how government can help businesses, and Murray will work with city and regional leaders to advocate for state and federal funding. As the head of the largest chamber in Central Massachusetts at 2,000 members and 10 employees, Murray helps provide the necessary programming and connections for the region’s businesses to succeed, which included identifying coronavirus pandemic assistance, and now looks at ways to strengthen the workforce amid the current labor shortage and the Great Resignation.

One of his favorite pet projects is looking at an overhaul of the vocational-technical education system in the state, so more of its graduates enter the workforce immediately. He advocates for more early college programs in the state’s public school districts, so students – particularly those from disadvantaged economic backgrounds – can enter higher education institutions with a leg up.

What sets the Central Mass. business community apart from the rest of the world? The Central Mass. business community is collaborative and innovative.

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