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Promoting Informed Debate and Decision-Making through Public Policy Research

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.

A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”
Alexis deTocqueville, Democracy in America

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Choosing a Better Voting System


Smart Cities: Building a Nexus Between Technology and Urban Infrastructure – March 5, 2019


Opportunity Zones in Worcester: Characteristics of Worcester’s Designated Areas


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Choosing a Better Voting System
Feb 28, 2019

Ranked choice voting, or RCV, is a system that allows voters to indicate a preference not just for t…

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Opportunity Zones in Worcester: Characteristics of Worcester’s Designated Areas
Jan 08, 2019

The Opportunity Zone program was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It provides tax defer…

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Bureau Brief: Worcester Housing Authority
Dec 21, 2018

The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) has been providing affordable housing options to Worcester res…

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