The WBDC PodcastPresented by Worcester Business Development Corporation
The podcast of the WBDC centers on two new housing projects going up in Worcester. One at the site of the former Table Talk Pie bakery next to Polar Park. The other off 290 at the former site of Mt. Carmel. Craig Blais, President and CEO of The Worcester Business Development Corporation is joined by Rich Mazzocchi, Partner at Boston Capital and Jim Lambert, Development Director at Wood Partners. They go into detail about the need for housing, the projects they are bringing to Worcester and what attracted them to the city, and comment on inclusionary zoning.
On this episode of the podcast of the Worcester Business Development Corporation, WBDC President and CEO Craig Blais, is joined by State Rep. James O’Day and State House lobbyist for the WBDC Paul Pezzela. How do projects such as the Hanover Theatre or the development in the Greendale section of Worcester get funded. Blais walks us through funding at a macro level from the federal and state government and how that translates to the WBDC and directly impacts projects in the city. Blais talks about how the WBDC gets creative to speed up the process and get necessary projects the city wants and needs done.
The podcast of the Worcester Business Development Corporation. This month we learn about Worcester’s BID District.(Worcester Business Improvement District) Learn how the WBDC was involved in and remains involved in downtown Worcester. Evelyn Darling is the Executive Director of Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District talks about the diverse culture of the area. The Hanover, the JMAC, Mercantile Center, the Ambassadors and more. Find out more at thewbdc.com and downtownworcester.org
On this episode Roberta Brien, Executive V.P. of the WBDC and Peter Dunn, Chief Development Officer City of Worcester. Find out about the work of the Economic Development Coordinating Council (EDCC). This group helps shape the direction of Worcester, making sure elected officials and others know where the city is headed and what it needs to achieve its goals.
In this edition of the Podcast of the Worcester Business Development Corporation - Craig Blais, President and CEO of the WBDC is joined by Jie Chen, Senior Vice President of Wuxi Biologics and Bill Atchison, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing for...
The Reactory Summit 2022 hosted by the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) is a one-day conference for over 150 professionals in the life sciences industry.
As a Senior Project Manager for the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC),
Lisa crafts and executes complex economic and community development projects.
Roberta Brien talked about her role at the WBDC and updated us on The Reactory. A project the WBDC has been part of from inception and will see through to completion.
This episode of the podcast of the Worcester Business Development Corporation sees Host Hank Stolz joined by Julie Holstrom, Senior Projects Manager with the WBDC and their guest Charles “Chip” Norton Jr., Managing Director of Franklin Realty Advisors LLC.
Hank Stolz is joined by Bridget Carney-Jagne, WBDC Executive Director SBA and Finance. She is joined by Michael Tapalin, Managing Director Sales and Manufacturing BDC Capital.
CEO of Worcester Business Development Corporation Craig Blais talks about the history of the WBDC, the impact the organization makes on central Massachusetts, and how it will grow in the future.
Worcester Business Development Corporation
Craig Blais, CEO
The Worcester Business Development Corporation was founded by people from your community, for your community. It works as a collaboration between public and private sectors to create a healthy economy in the Worcester area. We do this by recognizing and reacting to challenges in the local economy. Our main goal is to assist in the development of businesses in Worcester and foster growth of entrepreneurs in the area, as well as expand the tax base and promote employment opportunities. We are your neighbors, your support system, your friends.