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Worcester Emerging

SESSION I - March 22, 2022: What's behind the growing interest in New England’s second largest city?

WBJ Editorial Coverage - Worcester's growth leads to opportunities, challenges


SESSION II - March 29, 2022: Investing in Worcester: A developers perspective

WBJ Editorial Coverage - Worcester’s growing residential and commercial developments go hand-in-hand


2022 Worcester Emerging Series

In 2021 Worcester Business Journal and Boston based State House News teamed up to produce a popular webinar series highlighting Worcester’s growth and positive momentum - sharing that story with an audience that spans leaders from throughout the state. Now we’re ready to update that story, and meet the growing interest being shown in New England’s fastest growing city!

As we head into 2022 - Worcester’s 300th birthday as a city - the interest in investing here has never been greater. In our second year of Worcester Emerging - we'll deliver a fresh update on the latest projects that are moving ahead, as well as identifying opportunities for growth across industry sectors.

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SESSION I - Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Worcester 2022 and Beyond: What's behind the growing interest in New England’s second largest city?

Worcester has been a hot commodity for several years, and that momentum is reflected in its astounding growth - from 181,000 residents in 2010 to 206,000 in the 2020 census, an increase of 14%. In this session we’ll dig into what has been behind the city’s rapid expansion, and what its going to take to keep that momentum going forward in the coming decade. While there are challenges ahead, there are also a lot of development opportunities in the region, and we’ll discuss the key sectors driving that growth.

Moderator: Carrie Saldo, Independent Journalist and former Worcester Reporter for GBH News



SESSION II - Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Investing in Worcester: A developers perspective

The Worcester skyline has had plenty of cranes at work throughout the pandemic, whether that's building the new AAA baseball park, large scale apartment projects, office and retail or wholesale & industrial development. A busy transportation hub, Worcester has well over a thousand new housing units coming online in the next couple years, and several commercial projects ready to take off. We’ll converse with many of the city’s top developers and investors about how they view the market and what it's like to work here, as well as learn more about their projects and plans for the future.

Moderator: Samantha P. McDonald, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey