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.

Flex space applies to existing structures that are ideal for a variety of end uses. With renovation or build-outs, they are capable of accommodating everything from retail establishments to office space, research and development, manufacturing and medical facilities. Some listings also offer the opportunity to expand existing parking facilities. Easy visibility from major thoroughfares can be an added benefit to attract pedestrian and vehicle traffic. In addition, flex space is sometimes amenable to housing both commercial and residential tenants.