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Worcester Chamber supporting sales tax holiday

Laura Finaldi |

Massachusetts should hold a sales tax holiday this summer but reject a tax on sugary drinks, a Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce official told the state legislature this week.

Baker proposes $500M life sciences extension

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed $500 million extension of the life sciences initiative put in place by his predecessor in 2008 will put a greater emphasis on workforce building to support industries...

Bay State gets high business scores in report

Massachusetts's business climate won high marks from dozens of companies interviewed for a new MassEcon report, particularly for its educated workforce and infrastructure.

How a merger saved Athol Hospital and made Heywood stronger

Emily Micucci |

At the time of Athol Hospital's merger with Heywood Healthcare, Athol had four days of cash on hand and one inpatient bed filled. Since then, it has swung to profitability.

Senate unanimously supports Boston-Springfield high speed train

State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously agreed to study the feasibility of developing a high-speed rail line between Boston and Springfield, an issue its sponsor portrayed as a matter of...

Apex Center to create 1,600 jobs

Laura Finaldi |

A major commercial mixed-use development coming to Marlborough this fall will create 1,600 jobs when it's fully operational.

Part of New Bedford golf course turning into ind. park

State House News Service |

A 100-acre section of the Whaling City Golf Course will be converted into an industrial park and the City of New Bedford plans to operate the course as a nine-hole operation.

Worcester developing first master plan in 30 years

Grant Welker |

Starting this summer, a new master plan is expected to finally be in the works for the city of Worcester.

First Night Worcester shuts down

First Night Worcester, Inc., the organizer of the annual New Year's Eve arts festival, has decided to discontinue operations after 35 years.

Atlas distributes world's best beer

In the last four years, Atlas has grown its employee base from 170 to 225 – including having a 25-percent minority workforce – while being appointed to represent major beer brands in...

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