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Michael E. Traynor, Esq., Chief Development Officer

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Creative Live / Work / Sell Space
The City of Worcester is a center for creative activity. From visual arts to performance art to writers of every genre, Worcester embraces the creative economy and its workforce. Worcester's diverse neighborhoods and stately architecture offer live, work and retail space for artists of every stripe.
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Plan an Event in Worcester
Special events enhance the quality of life for Worcester residents, bring in visitors who will shop in Worcester businesses and help us celebrate all the diverse cultures and talents of the people of our fine city. Our staff is here to work with you to make your event as great as it can possibly be so contact us today!
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Pre-Development Consultation
Interdepartmental Review Team meetings are offered free of charge and are designed to assist developers and land owners in the pre-development stages of potential and proposed projects with questions relating to permitting processes, zoning compliance, engineering standards and land use policy considerations.
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Small Business Grant Program
The City of Worcester assists in the creation of new small businesses or the physical expansion of existing small businesses in targeted commercial corridors by providing forgivable loans to qualified applicants.

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