The Worcester Renaissance
Fueled by a $500 million downtown development project and its bustling Canal District, Worcester is experiencing an economic and physical transformation. New retail, restaurants, and residential spaces have invigorated the city and its residents.
What else can we tell you about Worcester, the second-largest city in New England? Here goes:
- Worcester is a hub, then and now: Once a manufacturing giant, the city has evolved into a hub for biotech, higher education, health care, and the arts.
- Worcester is a college town: The city is home to 11 colleges and universities.
- Worcester is diverse: It includes tightly knit neighborhoods, with a broad mix of immigrants dating back to the Yankee settlers and continuing with the arrival of Armenian, Irish, French-Canadian, Vietnamese, Brazilian, Dominican, Ghanaian, and many other groups.
- Worcester finds a partner in Clark University: Many Clark faculty and students engage with Worcester as partners on projects involving urban development, land preservation, and literacy education.