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Leicester's Cultivate to be 2nd allowed to grow recreational pot

Zachary Comeau |

Leicester cannabis dispensary and cultivation facility Cultivate is seeking an adult-use growing license from state cannabis regulators.

New CEO at Sudbury manufacturer anticipates strong 2019

Jerry Rex, formerly the president of Sudbury-based Methods Machine Tools, has taken on the additional role of CEO, the company announced last week.

Technetics to close Oxford manufacturing site, lay off 97 workers

Zachary Comeau |

Gas turbine component manufacturer Technetics will lay off 97 workers by the end of August when it closes its Oxford facility.

Acton's Lanmark Controls acquired by Fla. company

Acton manufacturer of laser-marking hardware and software Lanmark Controls has been acquired by a Florida-based company.

The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy

In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from...

The Power 50: Steven Rotman

Rotman is building a retail-and-manufacturing empire, leveraging his role in the 56-year-old family furniture business, which has sold more than $1 billion.

The Power 50: Nobuhiko Tamura

Tamura and the Marlborough-based drugmaker are big players in the state's growing life sciences industry, especially in Central Massachusetts.

The Power 50: Valentin Gapontsev

Gapontsev founded IPG Photonics in 1990 and has since created more than 1,500 jobs in Worcester County, and hundreds more could be on the way, as the company is eyeing expansion projects at its...

The Power 50: Kevin O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan is something of a godfather for the biomanufacturing surge in Worcester, having run the MBI incubator for 33 years and playing an active role in Worcester redevelopment efforts through the...

Mass. business confidence slides with tariffs, wage increase

State House News Service |

Confidence among Massachusetts employers took a dive in June, dropping more than five percentage points as businesses begin to see "a perfect storm" of issues on the horizon.

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