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 for medical/life science practices must be able to accommodate industry-specific requirements, including everything from waiting rooms to examination rooms, labs, nurses’ stations, consulting rooms and physician offices. In addition, primary real estate concerns include handicap accessibility, ample on-site parking, convenient location and proximity to hospitals.