Editorial: Not all news is good news

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On May 4 we published an editorial with the headline “Worcester startup friendly, but not for everyone.”

The editorial pointed out that while the city had been ranked second in New England and 33rd nationally as the best city in which to start a business, it ranked 147th, or third from the bottom, in best cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

While traditional media outlets and social media trumpeted the former, only Worcester Sun and GoLocalWorcester wrote about the latter. Indeed, two weeks later there are still mentions of Worcester’s high ranking but nary a sentence about a ranking that speaks to room for improvement.

Worcester's downtown skyline could see many significant changes.

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Worcester — is it really all good?

It is in this context that we present information recently released by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University. The institute last week released “Data Profiles of Massachusetts Gateway Cities,” statistical information about more than two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.


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