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Expect a healthy Central Mass. economy in 2019

Jerry Sargent |

In 2019, the region can expect more investment, given its relative accessibility and lower cost of living, as well as nine colleges producing a young and educated workforce.

Improvements coming: Transportation planning will upgrade Union Station, Kelley Square and outlying communities

Grant Welker |

A range of projects across Central Massachusetts are being undertaken with a goal in mind of helping economic development.

Focus on money: Colleges will offer more value for students while looking to generate more revenue

Grant Welker |

In 2018, Central Massachusetts colleges saw the value like never before of partnering on academic programs letting students get their degree earlier than they might otherwise.

High expectations: 2019 will be the year the Worcester downtown and ballpark projects begin to prove themselves

Grant Welker |

For city officials looking to keep momentum going in remaking Worcester's downtown, it may come from development of other buildings.

Mass. jobless rate at lowest point since May 2003

State House News Service |

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts ticked down one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 3.4 percent.

Framingham developer adding another residential project

Grant Welker |

Developer Charles Zammuto is proposing a second multifamily development in Framingham next door to where construction is wrapping up on his 16-unit project.

UMass chair sounds alarm over higher ed's “graduation rate crisis”

State House News Service |

Student debt and graduation rates emerged as focuses of last week's University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting.

Route 20 funding will help $45M Shrewsbury development

Grant Welker |

A Market Basket-anchored redevelopment of the former Edgemere Drive-In site in Shrewsbury took a major step forward Wednesday with a $3.75-million grant for road improvements.

Real estate mogul to build $8M Marlborough self-storage facility

A Concord real estate agency has begun building an 80,000-square-foot self storage facility in Marlborough.

Developers can now buy former Marian High School

Grant Welker |

The Archdiocese of Boston is allowing developers an option to buy the former Marian High School in Framingham as a way to attract more interest.

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