Harvard Economist: Trends Could Boost Worcester Business

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Worcester’s economy could benefit from a nationwide trend of people moving into the downtown areas of smaller cities, a Harvard University economist told the annual meeting of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau on Wednesday.

Edward Glaeser, the guest speaker for the bureau’s 28th annual meeting, held at the DCU Center, told the gathering of about 200 that the city has a lot on its side in its efforts to grow, especially shorter commute times for residents and workers, as well as housing prices that are lower than those to the east, especially in Boston.

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