13 Biggest Business Stories of 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
The top 13 biggest stories were a sweeping array of good news centered about development downtown, improvements (and a couple of set backs) in the local businesses and the reinvention of the Worcester airport.
Women made their mark in a host of ways. Tim Murray returned to town to run the Chamber of Commerce.
On the downside, the changes in media took its toll -- Patch, Daily Voice and the Worcester Telegram all cut back or closed.
From tech start-ups to fitness gurus to changes downtown, take a tour of the biggest business stories in 2013.
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Worcester’s Entrepreneurial Scene Shows Signs Of Life
Philanthropist Mary DeFeudis
Downtown Progress and Delays
Interise's StreetWise Helps Emerging Businesses
Worcester Chamber Wants $1.2M To Court Biomed + Tech Manufacturing
Worcester’s Historic Elwood Adams Hardware Store- Oldest In US
Fitness Guru Lin Hultgren
Freight Farms: Hot Boston Start-Up Expands To Worcester
Hollywood in Worcester
Worcester loved being the center of the entertainment industry this year. Having Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Robert DeNiro all in town was a big boon to the city's self-confidence and brought in millions to the economy.
Here is how GoLocalWorcester reported it:
Return of Murray - to the Chamber
Telegram - anyone want to buy it? Anyone?
JetBlue saves Worcester Airport
JetBlue finally arrived. The airport was functionally dark after the bankruptcy of Direct Air, and the arrival of this "cool airline" has helped Worcester get it mojo back.
It has not all been smooth, but the city is excited. Bill Randell's ongoing coverage of the airline has helped build the excitement.
Here is the intro into one of many of GoLocalWorcester's articles.