PROMOTING INFORMED DEBATE AND DECISION-MAKING THROUGH PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For more than thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH BUREAU
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ONGOING
The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is proud to serve as a thought-leader on public policy issues affecting our region and its municipalities. Through our non-partisan research and analysis and our series of public forums, we build a common factual understanding for public discourse. Corporate dues confirms commitment to informed public policy in our city and region by enabling the work of The Research Bureau. As the pandemic endures, that work is more important now than ever. While our community is rising to address the pandemic’s short term challenges, there will also be long term consequences. The Bureau protects the public interest by identifying issues challenging our communities, investigating the impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices. The Research Bureau’s mission is unique among area not-for-profits and corporate members understand the necessity of a vibrant and successful region.
WORCESTER ALMANAC SPRING RELEASE/ONGOING USE
The Bureau frequently receives data requests from business leaders, public officials, and community members. In order to better serve our community and streamline these data requests, we compiled a compendium of data on all things Greater Worcester – the Worcester Almanac. The Almanac is one of the most requested reports, downloaded hundreds of times, and frequently cited by journalists. It is one of the most important reports we issue each year as it provides critical data on economic development, housing, environment, education, public health, public safety, municipal finance, and two appendices: “A Focus on Children” and “A Focus on Greater Worcester.” A sponsorship contribution allows the Bureau to continue producing this no-cost, critical resource that is utilized by municipal and school officials, community organizations, and businesses as a tool for a deeper, data-centered, understanding of the communities that they serve.
$5,000 – PRESENTING SPONSOR
$2,500 – LEADERSHIP SPONSOR
$1,000 – SUPPORTING SPONSOR
THOMAS S. GREEN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS SPRING EVENT
Since 1988, the Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards have
honored employees from city/town government, public school districts, and regional agencies who have made outstanding contributions to public service in Worcester County. The awards publicly recognize the efforts of public servants who go above and beyond to support the communities where we live, work, and play. Sponsorship supports the only Award series that celebrates the
incredible accomplishments of public servants across Worcester County. The ceremony is attended by municipal leadership and is featured in local print, radio, and television news programs.
$3,000 – COUNTY LEVEL SPONSOR
$1,000 – COMMUNITY LEVEL SPONSOR
$500 – NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL SPONSOR
ANNUAL MEETING FALL EVENT
The Annual Meeting is one of the most highly regarded civic
events of the year. Attended by up to 500 business and
government leaders from across Greater Worcester, the Annual Meeting features a prominent speaker. Recent examples include Jonathan Kraft, President of the Kraft Group, Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, nationally renowned economist, and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. Sponsorship of this event provides a wonderful opportunity to promote your company with key decision-makers in government, business, and community institutions while reconnecting with friends and colleagues.
$10,000 – LEADERSHIP SPONSOR/DOCTOR OF RESEARCH
$5,000 – SUPPORTING SPONSOR/RESEARCH PROFESSOR
$2,500 – RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
$1,000 – RESEARCH ASSISTANT
$500 – PARTNERS IN RESEARCH & SUSTAINABILITY