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Fitchburg school-to-apartments conversion tops off

Grant Welker |

A ceremony held at the former B.F. Brown School was a chance for officials and development partners to mark the latest stage in what is seen as a revitalization of the city's downtown.

Massachusetts retailers sell $2.2M of recreational marijuana in first week

Zachary Comeau |

For the first week, the stores reported a combined 56,380 products sold and an average of just under $40. Customers are averaging 3.4 products per transaction.

Read the full WBJ-WRRB City of Immigrant report

The WBJ and Worcester Regional Research Bureau embarked on a monthslong look at the impact of immigrant businesses in Worcester. The project found foreign-born residents make up 36 percent of the...

UMass medical device center gets $7.9M grant

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center will establish a new center to help those working on new technologies to fight heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

SBA brings Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, 19 graduate

Zachary Comeau |

For the first year, the U.S. Small Business Administration brought its Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, the agency announced Tuesday.

The importance of immigrants

WBJ this year partnered with our friends over at the Worcester Regional Research Bureau to learn more about the historic and modern impacts immigrants had in our city.

Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren't as familiar with their available resources

Grant Welker |

A focus group found foreign-born entrepreneurs weren't as connected as they could be to resources. The city and its partners say helping such businesses is a priority.

City of Immigrants: Foreign-born residents have unusually large impact on Worcester's economy

Grant Welker |

Immigrants in Worcester are more likely than native citizens to start their own business and have bachelor's degrees, giving them a disproportionate share of the economy.

Seven Central Mass. entities receive collaborative workspace funding

Seven entities in Central Massachusetts have received a share of $2.2 million in state grants to help spur entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Keep the Worcester development rolling

Based on the buzz coming from the successful recruitment of the Red Sox Triple A team, the sustained increase of development activity in the city's downtown and the burgeoning foodie and...

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