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The Research Bureau - Chamber Newsletters

Between 2007 and 2010, The Research Bureau had a column in the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's quarterly newsletter.

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2010 Newsletters

"Public Employee Benefits and the New Normal (March 2010)"

 

2009 Newsletters

"Promoting Business Growth in Worcester: Do Tax Incentives Provide the Incentive?" (December 2009)

 

"Massachusetts Pension Reform: What was Accomplished? What Remains to be Done?" (September 2009)

 

"Public Employee Pensions: Is it Time to Retire the System?" (June 2009)

 

"What's Up With Downtown Worcester?: Prospects for Revitalization" (March 2009)

 

2008 Newsletters

"A Bright Spot Amidst Clouds of Doom and Gloom" (December 2008)

 

"Maintaining Municipal Parks: Thinking Outside the Picnic Basket" (September 2008)

"Benchmarking Performance Comes of Age in the Public Sector" (June 2008)

 

"Promoting a Healthier Business Climate" (March 2008)

 

2007 Newsletters

"A Casino for Worcester: Gambling with the City's Future?" (December 2007)

 

"What do Businesses and Residents Expect for their Tax Dollars?" (September 2007)

 

Roberta Schaefer for "DBA" - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Published monthly by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette between 2007-9 as a specialty publication of the advertising department. Copyright by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corporation.

2009 Articles

May 2009 - Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

 

February 2009 - Can Charter Schools Close the Education Gap?

 

January 2009 - The Case for a Single Tax Rate

 

2008 Articles

December 2008 - A Fair-Haired Fellow

 

November 2008 - Downtown Worcester's Office Occupancy in 2008: What do the data show?

 

October 2008 - It's not always about the money...

 

September 2008 - Spend money fairly and effectively

 

August 2008 - Why Wait?

 

July 2008 - "Recommended...adopted!"

 

June 2008 - "Meeting the Fiscal Challenges of FY09 and Beyond Requires a Reform Agenda"

 

May 2008 - "Change & Challenge"

 

April 2008 - "Where have all the bidders gone?"

 

March 2008 - "The Right Stuff"

 

February 2008 - "Ring in the new year right!"

 

2007 Articles

December 2007 - "'One-way' waste!"

 

November 2007 - "It's all about autonomy"

 

October 2007 - "A bad bet?"

 

September 2007 - "Are PILOTs the panacea for Worcester's fiscal woes?"

 

August 2007 - "MORE Bang for the Buck"

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