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Real Estate Development

As a center for commerce, industry, and learning, Worcester’s growth can be attributed to the low cost of housing, high quality of life, overall accessibility, and our growing knowledge-based economy. Worcester has evolved from its days as a manufacturing giant to a leader in information technology, biotechnology, health care, and medical research. This change has transformed Worcester’s economy – nearly 40% of all jobs within the city are in the educational and medical fields, attracting a young, educated workforce. Worcester has easy access not only to Boston and its western suburbs, but, via I-90, I-495, I-84, and Route 146, quick connections to the North Shore, South Shore, Springfield, Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut. Worcester has many sites ripe for development to accommodate a burgeoning office and residential marketplace.

As a robust and vibrant community that is forging its own path, the City of Worcester is a smart city and a smart choice for investment.

For information about and assistance with the City of Worcester's Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and other regulatory bodies, please contact the Division of Planning & Regulatory Services at (508) 799-1400, x260

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Site Search Assistance

  • Location Worcester - Program designed to identify available land and building space in coordination with local real estate professionals and property owners.

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