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Banking & Finance

  • Healey: No new taxes or increases being considered in foreseeable future

    Colin A. Young May 1, 2024

    Asked after her speech what timeline she had in mind for her tax pledge, Healey said, "That's how I see it now and for the foreseeable future."

    Colin A. Young May 1, 2024
  • Climatetech coalition expands training program for entrepreneurs of color

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo May 1, 2024

    Browning the Green Space is seeking entrepreneurs of color throughout the Northeast looking to launch and grow clean energy contracting businesses for its Accelerating Contractors of Color in Energy for Sustainable Success program.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo May 1, 2024
  • MassDevelopment CEO steps down more than two years before contract end date

    Sam Drysdale | State House News Service April 29, 2024

    Dan Rivera stepped down from his position as president and CEO of the economic development agency MassDevelopment on Friday, effective immediately, more than two years before his contract was set to expire.

    Sam Drysdale | State House News Service April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Rozanna Penney

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    Penney has become the sole Heywood CEO and invested her efforts into turning around the healthcare system’s finances while focusing on the needs of communities.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Pete Dunn

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    “My interest in building institutions and supporting the growth of community philanthropy coincided with GWCF's needs here,” Dunn said.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Raffi Garabedian

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    The rise of Electric Hydrogen since its founding in 2020 could be described as stratospheric, owing to its promising technology to decarbonize hydrogen production.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Meredith Harris

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    When you’re leading economic development in a bustling hub like Marlborough with ideal highway access and plenty of amenities, you can afford to be picky. For Meredith Harris, adhering to a vision is the driving force, and the efforts pay off in

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: John “Jack” Roche

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    With about 1,600 local employees, The Hanover Insurance Group is one of the 20 largest employers in Central Massachusetts.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Lou Brady

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024

    After the coronavirus pandemic threw an already strained healthcare system into chaos, Lou Brady appears to have pulled FHCW out of a deep dive and turned around a once-tenuous financial position.

    Mica Kanner-Mascolo Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: David McLaren

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    David McLaren is proof that nice guys win. As the founder of one of just four certified B Corps in Central Massachusetts, McLaren has a commitment to improving clients’ lives through tax, business valuation, and forensic accounting services central

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Carla McCall

    Emily Micucci April 29, 2024

    Creativity, emotional intelligence, and humor are intrinsic to the work McCall does leading the largest Metrowest accounting firm of 325 employees.

    Emily Micucci April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Kola Akindele

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Akindele’s job is to nurture relationships with WPI funders, whether private foundations, government organizations, or corporate sponsors, to support research and operations, as well as to strengthen community connections.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Satya Mitra

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    As chairman of the board of the 2,100-member Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, tax guru, nonprofit leader, and biochemist, Satya Mitra’s influence in Worcester is decidedly multilayered.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024
  • WBJ names the Power 100, the most influential Central Mass. professionals in 2024

    Brad Kane Updated: April 29, 2024

    In this first-time expansion of the previous power players list, WBJ names the professionals in Central Massachusetts who most effectively wield their power to have an outsized influence on the economy and community.

    Brad Kane Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Mark Schwartz

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024

    The once unicorn company, meaning it was valued at more than $1 billion dollars, has faced a number of financial setbacks.

    Eric Casey Updated: April 29, 2024
  • 2024 Power 100: Roy Nascimento

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

    Roy Nascimento is the go-to resource for professional connections in the region and one of North Central’s biggest business advocates.

    Emily Micucci Updated: April 29, 2024

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Should the state and local governments do more to support office-into-residential conversions?
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Rising rates of homelessness are affecting Central MA and the state as a whole, leaving cities and towns without enough shelters or public housing to assist those in need. A recent bandaid to the mounting crisis has been to turn empty office spaces into free or subsidized housing, many buildings being left empty due to the post-COVID rise in remote work. Hurdles to office conversions can be daunting, with infrastructure issues making residential building codes difficult to meet, and heightened construction and labor costs adding to the expense.