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

 

Thomas S. Green Awards

 

35th Annual Meeting

 

Bureau Brief – English for Speakers of Other Languages

 

Bureau Brief – Addendum to “Implications of a Fare-Free WRTA”

 

2020 Thomas S. Green Public Service Award Recipients Announced

 

Worcester Almanac: 2020

 

Update with COVID-19 Resources

 

2020 Annual Report (PDF)

 

Latest Events

 

Our Recent Reports

View our most recent reports below

Bureau Brief – English for Speakers of Other Languages
Nov 17, 2020

Adults who do not speak English well or at all are a substantial part of the Worcester population, a…

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Bureau Brief – Addendum to “Implications of a Fare-Free WRTA”
Nov 10, 2020

In May 2019, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau published a report analyzing the Worcester Regio…

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A Top Shelf Liquor License Policy
Oct 26, 2020

Many of Massachusetts’ thriving commercial corridors were built on rivers of liquor. Bars and rest…

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