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Downtown is Marlborough’s next frontier for redevelopment

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The work Marlborough planners did to create a mixed-use overlay district in the city’s southwest quadrant paid off, now that several development proposals are in the works. But now they’re turning their attention away from the office parks that line Interstate 495, and inward to downtown.
[caption id="attachment_12035" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Planners say downtown Marlborough, shown here, has good bones now and a relatively low vacancy rate of 15 percent. But city leaders would like to expand development prospects through proposed zoning changes."][/caption] ... read more

Riding a wave

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - For Marlborough, recent months have brought an avalanche of good news. Boston Scientific and Quest Diagnostics brought their operations to the city this summer. In August, General Electric named the city as the new headquarters of its health care and life sciences division, and that announcement was followed almost immediately by a confirmation that a developer would build a new Hilton Garden Inn hotel to serve the city’s tech sector. ... read more

Record turnout at third annual job fair

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE - More than 500 local and area residents, with resumes in hand, attended the third annual Marlborough Works! Job Fair held Oct.  8 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. The event, which was hosted by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), drew businesses from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, biotech, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, defense, banking, sales, marketing and alternative energy. ... read more

Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40: Tim Cummings

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – When Tim Cummings took the job as executive director at the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. in January 2012, he knew he had his work cut out for him. ... read more

Quest Diagnostics opens ‘lab of the future’ in Marlborough

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – Touting it as the “lab of the future,” city and state officials joined executives and employees from Quest Diagnostics in a ceremony Oct. 2 to open the company’s new 200,000 square-foot lab which is located at the site of the former Hewlett Packard building on Forest Street. ... read more

MEDC hosts capital workshop

MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Close to forty Marlborough business owners and entrepreneurs attended a free seminar at The Campus at Marlborough last week, to learn how to secure financing for their new or existing ventures. Organized by the Marlborough Economic Develop­ment Corporation (MEDC) and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC), the “Access to Financing” workshop gathered a panel of industry experts to provide tips on how companies of all sizes can gain access to more capital. ... read more

Biotech giant opens ‘Lab of the Future’ in Marlborough

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Quest Diagnostics promised to improve the way health care is delivered in the United States during the unveiling of its new Marlborough facility and its “Lab of the Future” Thursday. ... read more

Marlborough to host Job Fair

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE  - Close to 30 job seekers attended a free Résumé Development Workshop at the Embassy Suites Sept. 23, kicking off this year’s Marlborough Works! program. ... read more

Officials welcome Boston Biomedical Associates to Marlborough

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 18 to celebrate its recent move to its new headquarters in Marlborough. The company, which had been located in Northborough, moved its operations to a 20,000-square-foot office at 100 Crowley Drive, located across from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Helping to welcome the company to the city was Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and members of the Marlborough City Council, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and Marlborough Economic Development Corporation. ... read more

Financing workshop offered for local businesses

WICKED LOCAL – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce will offer a workshop later this month to assist local business owners in securing financing. ... read more