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Benchmarking Government Performance in Worcester - Economic Development in Worcester - Reports

Our reports on community and economic development discuss ways in which to expand the tax base, increase employment opportunities, and revitalize neighborhoods and the downtown. Their purpose is to suggest ways to improve Worcester and the surrounding region as a place to live, work, and raise families.

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2013 Reports

Worcester by the Numbers: Housing and Land Use

This report, the third in our series Worcester by the Numbers, provides detailed data on the housing market, land use, and property taxes.

Worcester by the Numbers: Economy and Jobs

This report, the second in our series Worcester by the Numbers, is generously underwritten by MassDevelopment, and focuses on Worcester's economy and jobs during the past decade. It provides data on industries that are growing and shrinking, unemployment, wages, and number of establishments by industry.

2012 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2012

This report, generously underwritten by MassDevelopment, examines the economic health of the city and region from a variety of angles such as the tax base and the labor and housing markets.

2010 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2010

This report, generously underwritten by MassDevelopment, contains updated information for the following performance indicators: the value of the City's tax base, property tax rates, new construction values, employment and labor force growth, the downtown office occupancy rate, and vacant and abandoned properties.

2009 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2009

This report, generously underwritten by MassDevelopment, contains updated information for the following performance indicators: the value of the City's tax base, property tax rates, new construction values, employment and labor force growth, the downtown office occupancy rate, and vacant, abandoned, and foreclosed properties.

2008 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2008

This report, generously underwritten by MassDevelopment, contains updated information for the following performance indicators: the value of the City's tax base, property tax rates, new construction values, employment and labor force growth, the downtown office occupancy rate, and vacant, abandoned, and foreclosed properties.

2007 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2007

This report contains updated information for the following performance indicators: the value of the City's tax base, property tax rates, new construction values, employment and labor force growth, the downtown office occupancy rate, and vacant and abandoned buildings.

2006 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2006

Sixth annual report tracking economic development in Worcester.

2005 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2005

Fifth annual report benchmarking economic development in Worcester.

2004 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2004

Fourth annual report benchmarking economic development in Worcester.

2003 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2003

Third annual report benchmarking economic development in Worcester. Contains data on Worcester's commercial and residential real estate market, as well as job market and labor force trends.

2002 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester: 2002

Second annual report benchmarking economic development in Worcester.

2001 Reports

Benchmarking Economic Development in Worcester

First in a series of annual reports documenting trends in economic development in Worcester.

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