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The Research Bureau

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 nearly 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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Our Recent Reports

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Bureau Brief — Flag Etiquette

Jul 02, 2015

Continental Congress—June 14, 1777
Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirt…

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Bureau Brief—Community Dialogues on Race—Economic Development

Jun 30, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the City of Worcester has a population of 181,901 residents, ma…

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Bureau Brief—Community Dialogues on Race—Youth & Education

Jun 30, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of Worcester residents is 33.6 years old. The me…

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