Discover Central Massachusetts


Discover Central MA Podcast Episode 3

On this edition of the Discover Central MA podcast we learn more about the role of DCM in the community and get you ready for summer. We take you to the ribbon cutting of Nuestra, a new restaurant at 55 Pearl St. in the city. 3Step Sports which helps with the branding of youth sports. They can help you with tournaments, club sports, apparel and media content. The Mercantile has been a hit since opening in Worcester. Featuring a rooftop bar, this 500 seat venue is the “it” place to go for young professionals and more. The Mercantile is helping transform the downtown district as a true destination.


In this first edition Hank and Monique Messier, Executive Director of Discover Central Massachusetts, speak with the owner of Hardwick Vineyard and Winery, “Cheers to 25 years,” about their March Maple celebration.

Discover Central Massachusetts

Discover Central Massachusetts

The mission of Discover Central Massachusetts is to market Central Massachusetts as a competitive destination for travel and tourism; as well as conventions, meetings, and events. Worcester, which is located in the center of the region, is the state’s second-largest city, and the second-largest city in New England.

Travel, tourism, and hospitality are important industries in the Central Massachusetts economy. Tourism represents the third largest industry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. More than 3,220 people are employed in tourism-related jobs in Central Massachusetts alone, accounting for a payroll of over $90 million annually. Travelers spend nearly $500 million in the Central Massachusetts region, resulting in local tax receipts of $10.8 million. Tourist expenditures include everything from lodging, entertainment, dining, transportation, and fuel; local businesses rely on the business of visitors to the region.


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