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.

When it comes to commercial office buildings, easy highway access, centralized location within a business hub, sufficient elevator network, security systems and on-site parking are all primary concerns. In addition, for many businesses, it is desirable to have individual work areas of varying sizes and configurations — including incubator/collaborative space, small work stations and spacious private office suites — as well as cafeteria space and leasing options. For larger businesses, on-site fitness centers, shower facilities and sub-dividable space can also enhance overall property appeal.