MassDevelopment

Lieutenant Governor Polito Tours Collaborative Workspaces in Worcester

September 18, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WORCESTER — Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, MassDevelopment Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Bob Ruzzo, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus, and members of the Worcester Legislative delegation toured three collaborative workspaces at the historic Printers Building in Worcester: Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, Action! Worcester, and Technocopia. All three Worcester organizations are located at the historic Printers Building at 44 Portland Street. Formerly used for printing operations, the building has been renovated and repositioned as a hub of creative businesses in downtown Worcester.

Each of the organizations has received funding from the Commonwealth’s Collaborative Workspace Program, which provides grants for community-based organizations seeking resources to plan and study the feasibility of new collaborative workspaces or develop and expand existing workspaces. Managed by MassDevelopment, the Collaborative Workspace Program aims to accelerate business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that fuels locally-based innovation.

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