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Mission: Grow the region’s economy with culture

WICKED LOCAL – Having lived in Natick for more than six decades, John Moran doesn’t have many more firsts left to experience in town. ... read more

Residents in Marlborough excited by plans for downtown

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – A few dozen residents and public officials turned out Thursday night to get a glimpse of what development in Marlborough might look like under a set of newly proposed zoning rules aimed at revitalizing downtown. ... read more

Marlborough basking in economic turnaround

THE BOSTON GLOBE – When Fidelity Investments announced plans to sell its massive office complex in Marlborough and relocate thousands of employees, the city looked like yet another community on a downward slide after the recession. ... read more

Marlborough: Forum Thursday to discuss downtown zoning

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and city officials will hold a forum this week to unveil and seek feedback on a proposal that would rezone downtown in a bid to boost economic development. ... read more

Boston Scientific moves to Marlborough headquarters

THE BOSTON GLOBE – Eighteen months into a long-delayed recovery, the medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. has posted six consecutive quarters of expanding sales. And its market value has more than doubled to $16.9 billion since the start of last year. ... read more

Cummings one of “10 to Watch”

MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Tim Cummings, Executive Director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has been named among the MetroWest 495 region’s top “10 to Watch.” Now in its fourth year, the annual “10 To Watch” list is published in the Worcester Business Journal’s  MetroWest495 Biz section. According to the paper, the list honors the region’s “best and brightest” individuals, who’ve helped to make “MetroWest an area ripe with resources, forward-thinking decision-makers, and creative talent.” ... read more

Marlborough group wraps up downtown zoning review

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – A study committee looking to reinvigorate downtown through new zoning wrapped up its review Thursday of a potential ordinance that would establish a new district. ... read more

Marlborough Property Tests Mixed-Use Strategy

BANKER & TRADESMAN – With office vacancies topping 47 percent in 2012, Marlborough was the poster child for outer suburbs in freefall. The departure of Fidelity Investments was the single biggest blow, as the mutual fund giant put its Marlborough offices on the market and moved 1,100 jobs out of state. But Marlborough, with the largest commercial real estate market on Route 495, has been quick to stabilize. Corporate relocations by Boston Scientific, TJX Cos. and Quest Diagnostics are moving thousands of employees to local office parks this spring. ... read more

Funding endorsed for Marlborough development agency

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – The Finance Committee voted Monday night to recommend that the City Council approve a $514,000 transfer to fund the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation for the coming year, with some councilors offering praise to the organization for its work in attracting businesses. ... read more

Marlborough Downtown Committee considers zoning proposal

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – A group aiming to craft a set of regulations to spur economic development downtown got its first look Thursday night at a proposed set of zoning laws creating a new district. ... read more