Regions | Central

CentralCentral Massachusetts benefits from its close proximity to major metropolitan areas in three New England states. Six million people living in Boston, Providence, Springfield, and Hartford live within a one hour drive of Central Massachusetts, and 9.2 million people live within 75 miles of Worcester. These markets are easily accessible due to the region’s extensive transportation system.

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Business Resources:

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), formed in 1963, is the designated regional planning entity for the Central Massachusetts region, which includes the City of Worcester and the surrounding 39 communities.

Montachusett Regional Planning Commission

MRPC is a regional planning district created by and responsible to its member municipalities. 

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) is a private, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to job creation and innovative healthcare throughout Massachusetts by promoting the growth of start-up biomedical companies.

Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

A robust, vibrant city in the heart of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city.

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to support existing businesses and promote economic development in the Worcester region by being a bold, strong, articulate and effective advocate.

Worcester Regional Research Bureau

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is a private, non-profit organization that conducts independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues facing the greater Worcester region.

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Central Regional Office
P: 508-792-7506