The Research Bureau

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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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Foreclosure in the City of Worcester


Bureau Brief – Urban Design



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Foreclosure in the City of Worcester
Oct 04, 2017

The Research Bureau is pleased to present its latest report Foreclosure in the City of Worcester. T…

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Breaking Down the Budget: Questions to Consider, City of Worcester & Worcester Public Schools FY2018
Oct 02, 2017

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

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Bureau Brief – Urban Design
Sep 18, 2017

A well-designed city, or district within a city, draws residents and visitors into public spaces, bu…

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