On the job

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Stephen D. Eide, senior research associate, Worcester Regional Research Bureau

What is The Research Bureau (Worcester Regional Research Bureau)?

“We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which examines public policy issues that are of interest to area officials and residents. We look at subjects like public education, municipal finance and economic development. It’s really unusual to see an organization like ours operating in a city the size of Worcester.”

Why do you research these topics?

“Research organizations like ours began in the early 20th century as part of an effort to reform corrupt city governments. Our purpose is to inform the public and to assist officials in the decision-making process. The Research Bureau is a good way for citizens to get facts. We might also advocate on particular issues.”

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