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Worcester has 85th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Worcester area was more than 2,900 in the third quarter of 2018, a 368-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

NEWTON-NEEDHAM REGIONAL CHAMBER: Needham Night Celebrated the Town's Economic and Cultural Vitality

Three Needham businesses, one local entrepreneur and a local legend were honored at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s second annual Needham Night Dinner, Jan. 30 at the Needham Sheraton Hotel.

NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Scholarships Available through the North Central Massachusetts Chamber Foundation

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for its 2019 Scholarship program are now being accepted.

ALKU: Celebrating National Mentoring Month at ALKU!

January is National Mentoring Month and the ALKrew has been celebrating all month long!

NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Starting or Expanding: A Small Business 101 Seminar Set For February

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation and Fidelity Bank are holding two free business workshops on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

CAPE COD CANAL REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Cape Cod 5 Announces $100,000 in Grants to

Cape Cod 5 recently announced collective grants totaling $100,000 through the Cape Cod 5 Foundation to local food pantries to support their work during a period of heightened demand.

Massachusetts ranked No. 29 in 2019 business climate index

Massachusetts finished at No. 29 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Charlotte Russe files Chapter 11; will close 94 stores in U.S., including 2 in Massachusetts

Charlotte Russe Holdings Corporation, the parent company for women’s clothing retailer Charlotte Russe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday and announced that it intends to close two of its 13 stores in Massachusetts.

Analysis: Boston ranks 16th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Boston ranks 16th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranked 34th most affected by government shutdown

Massachusetts ranked No. 34 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Massachusetts schools attract the most in-state students

Urban College of Boston, Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville and The Salter School-Malden Campus enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Massachusetts schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Massachusetts ranks No. 2 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Massachusetts was rated second best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

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