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In the 1980s, when The New York Times called Worcester a “gritty central Massachusetts mill town,” it wasn’t the first time – or the last – that the city’s image was slammed.
Less-than-flattering perceptions have lingered among residents as well as outsiders through false starts and development disappointments.
The scorn – or inferiority complex? – may be undeserved, when one looks at data on economic development and quality-of-life factors. Yet turning around naysayers can be a challenge.
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