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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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The Changing City – Starting a Conversation

Nov 05, 2014

Worcester’s population is changing. Since 1950, Worcester’s non-white population has grown subst…

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Charting Worcester’s Course

Oct 20, 2014

Under the City Charter, the City of Worcester has a modified Plan E form of government. As the City …

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Bureau Brief—Urban Renewal

Sep 03, 2014

As the Worcester Redevelopment Authority and City of Worcester consider the establishment of a new u…

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