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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 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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Worcester Almanac: 2017


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Worcester Almanac: 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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

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Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB): Holding Government Liable
Feb 28, 2017

In Massachusetts, state and local government retirees are eligible for pension and other post-employ…

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Bureau Brief — Tax Increment Financing
Jan 31, 2017

In Massachusetts, municipalities have limited tools to entice businesses to locate and expand in a w…

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