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Best Employee Services in 2018

Where are the best business schools or financial planning services? Our readers voted.

Movers & shakers

PAUL MATHISEN is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new sustainability director as of Jan. 1. Mathisen, a civil and environmental engineering professor, succeeds John Orr.

Economic growth is a community-driven process

Meredith Harris |

Economic development is not a profession. It is a process, an amalgamation of various activities, which, together, focus on a singular goal: the betterment of a community.

Eversource to lower rates after new tax law

State House News Service |

Some Eversource customers who braced for higher charges could end up paying less for their electricity after the energy company proposed changes based on the new federal tax law.

Worcester consulting firm acquired by NYC company

Zachary Comeau |

A private New York City consulting firm has acquired Worcester employee benefits consulting firm Touchstone Consulting Group.

Worcester-area unemployment steady at 3.5%

The Worcester-area unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent from October to November, but it has risen 0.5 percentage points since last November.

FSU biotech ops degree to focus on business, finance

Framingham State University will start a new master in business administration degree program next fall, including a concentration on biotechnology.

WBJ readers expect mild economic growth in 2018

Brad Kane |

The motto of the Central Massachusetts business community might as well be, “Cautiously optimistic.”

Biomanufacturing, recreational cannabis and beer will highlight a big year for manufacturing

Zachary Comeau |

Although biomanufacturing has been a bit slow to take hold in the region, there's only optimism for the budding industry.

Central Mass. colleges will face funding, recruiting challenges in 2018

Grant Welker |

Smaller campuses may struggle with declining interest from international students, and colleges will have to work to find the right balance between speech rights and harmful actions.

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