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Business confidence unchanged amid global trade concerns

State House News Service |

After taking a nosedive in June confidence among Massachusetts employers was almost unchanged in July, dropping by one-tenth of a percentage point amid continued concerns about American trade policy.

Worcester area economy grows by 2.5%

Grant Welker |

The Worcester area economy grew by 2.5 percent in the second quarter, beating the pace of growth seen at any point in the region in the past year.

Milford Crossing 92% leased with two new tenants

Milford Crossing has signed leases with two new tenants, bringing the shopping plaza to 92-percent occupied less than a year after it opened.

First tenants announced for Trolley Yard plaza in Worcester

Grant Welker |

A 55,000-square-foot development called the Trolley Yard rising where the Worcester Regional Transit Authority had its longtime facility has its first tenants.

Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line

State House News Service |

The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as talks over health care and education funding reforms collapsed.

IPG Photonics' $215M expansion plans reduced 68%

The planned expansion of IPG Photonics' Oxford headquarters was reduced before voters approved a 15-year tax agreement at a town meeting Wednesday.

WPI receives $600K for nuclear program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s nuclear science and engineering programs will get a boost of nearly $600,000 from a federal agency.

$600M economic development bill aims to correct imbalances

State House News Service |

The Senate's chairman of the Economic Development Committee said a $600 million economic development bill's investments and policy sections are "really going to get at the heart of the imbalance we...

Oxford voters to decide fate of TIF for IPG Photonics' $215M expansion

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford-based IPG Photonics is seeking a 15-year tax agreement with town voters Wednesday to help facilitate the firm's $215-million expansion.

Beals and Thomas eyes bigger Boston presence with new Downtown Crossing office

Zachary Comeau |

Southborough engineering firm Beals & Thomas has opened a third office, this one in Boston to help support three massive Boston-area projects.

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