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Groups urge three-month delay in new paid leave taxes

State House News Service |

State government should approve a three-month delay in payroll taxes needed to fund the new paid family and medical leave program, according to a coalition of groups.

Masy BioServices opens office in North Carolina

Pepperell-based Masy BioServices, a biorepository company, is continuing its expansion on the eastern seaboard by opening an office in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.

Worcester State offering non-credit cannabis industry course

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester State University has begun offering a non-credit certificate for those looking to enter the state's newest industry.

Baker picks four Worcester leaders for Mass. Economic Development Planning Council

Zachary Comeau |

Four Worcester business and higher education leaders have been named to a new Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Baker: Social consumption pilot makes sense

State House News Service |

As state regulators prepare to discuss and possibly vote on a policy to allow marijuana use in certain public social settings, Gov. Charlie Baker indicated Monday he could be open to a pilot program.

Be like Uxbridge

The moment the ballot initiative passed in November 2016 allowing for recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, economic development officials across the state should have been sharpening their...

Pot firms must overcome financial hurdles


With cannabis businesses steadily entering the mainstream, it can be easy to lose sight of how difficult it is to launch and operate an organization in a quickly evolving industry.

10 Things I know about... Internship programs

Julia Becker Collins |

Make a real effort, treat interns like valued staff, and you get amazing results.

Uxbridge, Athol find new revenue by embracing cannabis

Zachary Comeau |

Half of Massachusetts cities and towns have enacted or are considering a ban on recreational marijuana businesses, towns like Uxbridge and Athol have gone in the other direction.

Slower than expected rollout of recreational marijuana keeping prices high

Zachary Comeau |

When compared to other legal marijuana states, Massachusetts is far behind.

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