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Worcester is a vibrant community that has been undergoing a revitalization over the past decade.  Worcester has evolved from its days as a manufacturing hub into a hotbed of innovation in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing and higher education sectors.  With 13 colleges located in the city, Worcester boasts a young, well-trained workforce that is supported by attractive and affordable housing, cutting-edge schools, rich cultural institutions and diverse recreational activities.

Centrally located in the heart of new England, Worcester has easy access to Boston, its western suburbs – and 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 at a glance:

  • Population:  181,045
  • Population Within 50 Miles:  60 million+
  • Land Area:  38.6 square miles
  • FY14 Area Median Family Income (4 persons):  $79,600
  • # Worcester-Based Businesses:  5,100
  • Payroll of Worcester Employers:  $5,064,139,248
  • Hotel Rooms:  766
  • College in Worcester:  13
  • # College Students:  30,000+
  • MBTA Commuter rail to Boston:  65 minutes

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