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Despite the many headwinds - like the war in Ukraine and a steep rise in interest rates – unemployment remains incredibly low, and businesses are still hiring as they look to fill key positions and meet persistent demand.
Dispensaries would be as common as liquor stores, discussion around cannabis use would be as tolerated as drinking wine, and cannabis cafes would dot the landscape as bars do now.
Massachusetts needs housing. As one of her main efforts to alleviate the increasingly unaffordable cost of buying and renting housing, Gov. Maura Healey has prioritized building new homes throughout Mass.
With no magic bullet on the horizon, achieving the Massachusetts clean energy objectives will require a multi-pronged approach, with a blend of carrots and sticks to massively accelerate the rate of change.
With energy at the forefront of Central Mass. business leaders’ minds as prices have spiked in the last two years, WBJ decided to renew its focus on sustainability.
There’s a lot to like in hobbyist-turned-entrepreneur Chuck Brown’s quest to turn his home businesses into a sustainable retail shop, particularly because he provides a product that’s seemingly everywhere but at the same time very difficult to find
The City of Worcester is stepping up its commitment with an important vote of support: increasing the money behind its DEI efforts.
The problems with staffing shortages in the healthcare industry stretch back decades.
Both domestic and international economic conditions continue to show cause for concern, with the rippling effects of two major bank closures still visible, and uncertainties about inflation and our ability to sidestep a recession remain top of mind
With this April 3 edition, we arrive at another set of awards, the third of five WBJ will publish this year. The Manufacturing Excellence Awards remains our only sector-specific award and honors accomplishments in one of the foundational industries
There’s much to love about what Central Massachusetts venues and attractions have to offer businesses, visitors, and residents. They may not jump out at you the way Boston or Cape Cod do, but this region’s offerings have substance and plenty to
Central Mass. has a real opportunity to leverage its successes and make a significant mark upon the global life sciences industry.
From 2010 to 2020, the population of Central Massachusetts grew 8.1%, outpacing both the state and national averages, while closing in on nearly 1.3 million people throughout Worcester County and the MetroWest region. While all that change has
Rarely ever do you see Bill Gates, Joe Biden, and the community of Devens all in one story, but the palpable excitement around the opening of a $2-billion energy company in Central Massachusetts is creating just such that buzz, with the future of
WBJ editor Brad Kane writes about the challenges of balancing work while standing in as a single parent for a week.
Since May, none of the 15 Central Massachusetts public companies listed on either on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ have been led by a female CEO.