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

33rd Annual Meeting - Thank you to our sponsors

 

Bureau Brief—Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Removal

 

The Immigrant Entrepreneur in Worcester

 

Tracking City Equipment: How Expanded GPS Monitoring Could Benefit Worcester

 

Join us at our next forum City on the Move: Building on Worcester’s Transportation System

 

City on the Move: An Overview and Assessment of Worcester’s Transportation Needs

 

Defining Our Path: A Strategic Plan For Education In Worcester

 

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Bureau Brief—Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Removal
Nov 26, 2018

From 1872 to 1932, trash removal in Worcester was the responsibility of over 8,000 pigs eating 10 to…

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The Immigrant Entrepreneur in Worcester
Nov 09, 2018

The Research Bureau, as part of a partnership with the Worcester Business Journal, is pleased to pre…

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Tracking City Equipment: How Expanded GPS Monitoring Could Benefit Worcester
Oct 30, 2018

The Research Bureau is pleased to present its latest report: Tracking City Equipment: How Expanded G…

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