Construction cranes dot the Worcester’s skyline, a happy sign of economic resurgence for Central Massachusetts. More than $2 billion in real estate investments have recently been completed or are underway in Worcester. New buildings are rising to accommodate growth in healthcare, insurance, higher education, biotechnology and medical research, all major industries in the city.
Brookings Institution recently named Worcester one of the top 20 strongest-performing metropolitan areas, and Forbes magazine identified it as one of the top 10 cities for families. Worcester also made the top ten list of Parenting Magazine’s best places in the country to raise a family in 2014. No wonder Central Massachusetts is seeing more population growth than any other region in the state.