Economist touts Worcester’s future

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WORCESTER — Harvard University economist Edward L. Glaeser said on Wednesday that Worcester has a lot going for it, including its ability to attract intelligent people to local colleges and its low cost of living.

Worcester is an “urban alternative to downtown Boston that is less expensive,” he said at The Research Bureau’s annual meeting at the DCU Center.

During his 30-minute speech, Mr. Glaeser reiterated his take on Worcester which he wrote in a Boston Globe editorial column last week, noting that the city is “on the edge of the knife” and could rise to become a city like Seattle, or drop to the status of a place like Springfield.

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