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Public hearing on Midtown Mall slated for April 4

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester's redevelopment agency is holding a public hearing on April 4 to solicit input from residents, developers and tenants on its plans to acquire Midtown Mall, possibly by eminent domain.

Greater Worcester hotel growth outpaces national average as prices rise

Grant Welker |

The forecasted stall in the nation's hotel industry would come as Worcester metropolitan area hotels mark five years of growth in occupancy rates and average nightly room rates.

DraftKings angling for piece of pro sports betting

Draftkings wants in on legal sports betting in Massachusetts.

Boston engineering firm opens Downtown Worcester office

Boston engineering firm Howard Stein Hudson has opened a downtown Worcester office in the Guaranty Building.

Manafort eyes large Worcester contracts

With the hype around the region's economic activity increasing, Manafort Brothers is looking to land more work in Central Mass., and particularly in Worcester.

Filling the leadership vacuum

We're not even a quarter of the way through 2019, and yet it seems a whole class of business leaders have retired or announced their intentions to do so.

Vo's tenacity has created two successful restaurants, and counting

Grant Welker |

Business has always been in Son Vo's blood.

WBJ announces the 2019 Business Leaders of the Year awards

The winners of the WBJ Business Leaders of the Year awards have made bold choices on the path to success.

Worcester officials worry about minority businesses in Midtown Mall taking

Zachary Comeau |

The businesses are typically small and minority-owned shops paying inexpensive rent. Finding a similar location with similar rent could be difficult.

Baker presses for more housing inventory to ease price crunch

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker doubled down Wednesday on legislation to make it easier for cities and towns to relax zoning restrictions to facilitate the construction of new housing.

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