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  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    From the Editor: Welcome to the inaugural Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Central Massachusetts is well positioned to grow its life sciences sector with its proximity to the industry’s leading global hub in Boston and Cambridge.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Building out a bioscience startup ecosystem

    Kevin Koczwara

    Space and cost issues have begun to creep into Cambridge and Boston, forcing companies, especially startups, to look outside of the Route 128 belt and increasingly more towards Central Massachusetts.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Central Mass. life sciences research spans from alpacas to AI

    Isabel Tehan

    Researchers across Central Mass. are leading development of cutting-edge ideas and therapies to provide the next generation of solutions to present and future problems.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Plenty of room: Central Mass. developers seek to lure life science companies westward

    Timothy Doyle

    Developers and brokers are using multiple strategies to bring life sciences companies out past Route 128 in Massachusetts.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Major operations: Large life science companies contribute mightily to the region

    Isabel Tehan

    Large for-profit life sciences companies have called Central Mass. their home for decades. Now, they play an important role in bringing talent, investment, and research to the region.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Largest VC deals in Central Mass. since 2018

    The sciences companies in Central Massachusetts that received venture capital funding from 2018 to 2023.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Map: BioReady communities

    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council rates the state’s various communities as BioReady based on their ability to host biotechnology facilities.

  • Central MA Life Sciences Report
    Central MA Life Sciences Report

    Directory: CROs, CDMOs, and life sciences support organizations

    The directory is a list of organizations with a location in Central Massachusetts that support the life sciences industry, including contract research organizations, contract development and manufacturing organizations, and companies providing custom products, technologies, or other services.

  • After nine months, Ed Augustus to step down as Dean College chancellor

    Timothy Doyle

    Nine months after he took on the newly created role, former Worcester city manager Edward Augustus will step down as the first-ever chancellor of Dean College in Franklin effective April 14, for what he described as an uncertain future.

  • Advice
    Advice

    101: Consultant disadvantages, part 2

    Susan Shalhoub

    Many firms are reaping the rewards of the use of consultants, according to Statista.com, as annual revenue growth of the management consulting services industry is $1.321 billion and 9.1% annual revenue growth is the average of management consultancies worldwide from 2015-2021. Though the industry is growing and consultants are in demand, there are potential drawbacks for companies.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Manage your interns effectively

    Amy Mosher Berry

    Most businesses today would love to have a vibrant, well-oiled internship program delivering value and building talent. In reality, most business leaders don’t have the time or capacity to manage an internship program, whether it’s paid or unpaid.

  • Advice
    Advice

    10 Things I know about ... Long-term care planning for small business owners

    Christine Boutin of Worcester law firm Fletcher Tilton offers her advice on long-term care planning.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Supporting the transition to electric vehicles

    Cindy L. Carroll

    For over a decade, Unitil has visualized our role in a renewable energy future as serving as the enabling platform for our customers and to play a key role in unlocking the full potential of emerging technologies. We can transform the way people meet their evolving energy needs and help create a clean and sustainable future for us all.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Downtown Worcester development

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    Developers in Worcester rushed to file plans with the Worcester Planning Board before the implementation of Inclusionary Zoning. The planning board has been very receptive to plans for multifamily residential developments in Worcester.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    Editorial: The workforce shortage is coming for us all

    The problems with staffing shortages in the healthcare industry stretch back decades.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for April 17, 2023

    Here's what's new with personnel at MutualOne Bank, Cornerstone Bank, UMass Memorial Health, Venture Community Services and more.

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Today's Poll

Did the extreme heat wave cause you to modify your business operations?
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Poll Description

Central Massachusetts, like most of the Northeast, was hit by an extreme heat wave last week. Communities like the City of Worcester closed schools early and opened cooling centers in order to help residents to stay healthy and comfortable.