Thriving Ecosystem of Biotechnology and Innovation
Massachusetts recently surpassed California as the #1 Biotech cluster in the world, due to the best universities, hospitals and R&D companies, and the brightest minds in the industry. All of these attributes can be found in Worcester, with 9 colleges and universities within City limits, 3 world class hospitals, and over 60 biotech companies. Learn more.
Diversified, Educated Workforce
Worcester was recently ranked the #2 best city in New England to start a business. This accolade is thanks to its low business start up costs and low costs of doing business, among many other things. The evolution of Worcester from an industrial, manufacturing economy to an advanced “Eds & Meds” economy is due, in no small part, to its educated, diversified workforce. Each year more than 6,000 students graduate from Worcester’s 9 colleges, including more than 400 life science–related degrees. Learn More.
Accessibility & Infrastructure of New England’s Second Largest City
Worcester is located at the crossroads of the Commonwealth, providing convenient access to Boston, Providence, Hartford and New York via major transportation routes such as Interstate 290, Interstate 90/Massachusetts Turnpike, and Interstate 495. The commuter rail to Boston, providing 20 round-trip trains each day, is located 1.5 miles from The Reactory. Worcester Regional Airport is home to daily commercial service to New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit and Florida through JetBlue, Delta and American Airlines. Learn More.
A Hip Urban Vibe At An Affordable Price
Worcester has all the amenities of a big city, without the big price tag. In 2016 alone, over 55 new restaurants opened in Worcester, along with numerous craft breweries. Worcester offers off-Broadway shows, world-renowned art galleries, a vibrant music scene, concert halls and public art. Worcester is home to the Worcester Bravehearts, a Futures League baseball team and the Worcester Railers ECHL team affiliated with the NY Islanders, and will soon welcome the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox to the City in 2021. In addition to these cultural amenities, numerous shops and boutiques have emerged in the City, like Crompton Collective, that offer a variety of handcrafted or locally sourced goods. Learn More.