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Has the Worcester...

Has the Worcester Economy Become Too Dependent on Meds + Eds?

Full and original article posted on GoLocal Worcester

Some economists say future job growth can’t hinge on so-called “meds and eds” as those two sectors reach the end of their growth cycle.

Health care and education currently form an outsized share of the Worcester economy and employ one in six workers.

In its latest annual economic review earlier this year, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau reported the largest employment growth in Worcester over the past decade has been in education and health services.

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