Worcester (pronounced WU-str) is known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth” because of its location near the geographic center of Massachusetts, and a heart is the official symbol of the city. Its ideal location puts Worcester a little over 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and about 40 miles northwest of Providence, Rhode Island.
The region’s diverse roster of employers includes advanced manufacturing, logistics and transportation, financial services, nonprofits, health care and education. The region has added more than 12,000 jobs since 2012. The life sciences sector is also alive and thriving in the Worcester region, which is home to more than 60 biotech companies.
Worcester offers residents plenty of entertainment options and outdoors gems. Elm Park in Worcester is one of the oldest public parks in the U.S. The region also features more than 200 miles of trails on conservation land and five beaches, including Coes Pond, Bell Pond and Shore Park Beach. A gem in the region is Quinsigamond State Park.
Worcester offers people of all ages and backgrounds the perfect lifestyle. Here, you can find great job opportunities, family fun, delicious food and more. Come see for yourself!
Livability Worcester, MA is sponsored by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.