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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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How Am I Doing?” Municipal Employee Performance Evaluations
Jul 10, 2017

This report explores national studies and local practices, resulting in a series of recommendations …

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A Research Bureau Policy Alternative: Tax Rates
May 23, 2017

In order to further the Worcester City Council’s deliberations on tax policy, The Research Bureau is…

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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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