Business leaders laud Worcester, stress continued development

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WORCESTER – If Worcester is to continue to inch out of Boston’s shadow, it will need to keep easing restrictions on businesses and more fully develop into an urban center, top local executives said at a panel Wednesday morning.

“Massachusetts needs Worcester to be successful,” Frederick H. Eppinger Jr. of Hanover Insurance Group told a small crowd assembled at the DCU Center. “You can’t put everybody in Cambridge.”

The president and chief executive officer of the Worcester-based insurance giant was one of four speakers Wednesday at “Acting Locally,” a discussion on business-community engagement hosted by The Research Bureau.

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