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Worcester expected to make PawSox announcement this afternoon

Worcester officials are planning an major announcement for 2 p.m. Friday at city hall, expected to relate to the Pawtucket Red Sox possibly moving to Worcester.

Mass. July unemployment ticks up to 3.6%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in July and is one-tenth of a percentage lower than where it was at this time last year.

North Central chamber names new chairman

The president of S.J. Mullaney Engineering in Leominster has been named the new board chairman for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

Worcester courthouse redevelopment wins $800K tax credit

Grant Welker |

A long-awaited redevelopment of the former Worcester County Courthouse in Lincoln Square will be helped by an $800,000 state historical tax credit.

Engineering firm VHB to leave Union Station for Mercantile Center

Zachary Comeau |

National engineering firm VHB has signed a long-term lease for nearly 9,000 square feet of office space at the Mercantile Center.

MassDevelopment loans $1.45M for Pepperell factory redevelopment

The redevelopment of a 190,000-square-foot Pepperell industrial building got another big boost from MassDevelopment, which has supplemented its original $2.25-million loan with another $1.45 million.

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.

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