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Worcester and the entire Central Massachusetts area — essentially coinciding with Worcester county — is the second-most populous county in Massachusetts. Developments in the biotechnology and high-tech industries, the healthcare industry, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing highlight those areas of greatest recent economic growth. Furthermore, many new sectors are rapidly emerging as centers of business activity, including fiber optics and electronics. In general, the region’s workforce is highly educated, skilled and well-trained.

Facilities currently being used as garages frequently have B-Zoning designations, qualifying them to undergo renovation and build-outs to accommodate a variety of commercial and/or retail uses, such as banks, convenience stores or professional offices. Frontage on a major roadway is a significant plus.