Q&A with Timothy J. McGourthy, Executive Director, Worcester Regional Research Bureau

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal Online

After several years in key roles in city government in Boston, and then Worcester, Tim McGourthy is in his second year of a position that seeks to influence government. After leading Worcester’s economic development office, he moved over to the Worcester Regional Research Bureau last year, succeeding the retired Roberta Schaefer as the organization’s leader.

How is this role different from the one you had with the city?
In the city, I was focused on economic development activities. Here, we can focus on specific items. We look at public education, public finance, public administration, economic development. We target anything that falls under municipal operations (and) responsibilities. So it’s a much broader role.

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