Non-partisan and Independent Research on Public Policy


Where do you look for objective, in-depth analysis of public policy issues in Greater Worcester and practical solutions to promote a healthier more prosperous climate for the region’s citizens and businesses?

More and more residents, community groups, public officials, business leaders, and media look to The Research Bureau.

Since 1985, The Research Bureau has issued over 220 professional reports. These papers present detailed analyses of complex issues to stimulate thought and dialogue, outline options, and recommend solutions. A wide variety of municipal, regional, and state-wide issues are examined in the areas of Economic DevelopmentMunicipal FinancePublic Education, and Public Administration