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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.

These properties are often readily convertible into such facilities as rooming/boarding houses, rehabilitation centers, administrative offices or medical buildings. In addition, they can represent solid residential development opportunities. Depending on the intended end use, large on-site parking area, high-traffic location and proximity to major thoroughfares can be highly desirable.