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 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

 

Breaking Down the Budget & COVID’s Impacts: City of Worcester and Worcester Public Schools for Fiscal Year 2021

 

Worcester Almanac: Discussing Data

 

Worcester Almanac: 2020

 

Broadening Broadband

 

Update with COVID-19 Resources

 

Absent Voters

 

Downtown Office Occupancy Report

 

Student Opportunity Act: Provisions, Purposes, and Potential (February 12)

 

2019 Annual Report (PDF)

 

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Our Recent Reports

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Breaking Down the Budget & COVID’s Impacts: City of Worcester and Worcester Public Schools for Fiscal Year 2021
Sep 29, 2020

EACH YEAR on July 1, Massachusetts cities and towns must implement a new budget. The City of Worcest…

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Worcester Almanac: 2020
Aug 31, 2020

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is pleased to present the sixth annual Worcester Almanac—ou…

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Broadening Broadband
Jul 07, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced community leaders, in Worcester and across the country, to look at …

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