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Burlington’s Growing Restaurant Scene Orders up Shuttles to Draw Employees

By Grant Welker

BURLINGTON – LOWELL SUN – New restaurants are popping up in town in what seem to be ever-trendier spaces, places like Del Frisco’s Grille, The Bancroft, Redstone and Paul. But even as Burlington’s restaurant scene expands, these new spots are running into a difficult problem: Many of their employees — or prospective ones — have a hard time getting to and from work without a car, and with limited public-transportation options. Read more…

Middlesex 3 Group May Soon Get Name on Area Highway

By Rick Sobey

LOWELL SUN – Cruising down Route 3 on the way to Boston, or heading back the other way toward Lowell, drivers may soon see signs that read “Middlesex 3 Highway.” The Middlesex 3 Coalition of communities and businesses along the Route 3 corridor is now a step closer to its goal of designating the highway from Route 128 in Burlington to the New Hampshire border the “Middlesex 3 Highway.” more…

Its Time to Take Action to Address Traffic Congestion

By Robert Buckley, Esq.

A sign of the rise of economic well-being in the Commonwealth comes at us daily with the upswing in congestion on many of the major arteries in eastern Massachusetts. However, unless the state aggressively works with the business community as well as municipalities to lessen congestion, frustration is likely to grow with long-term implications adversely impacting economic prospects for the Commonwealth. Read more…

Retail Workshop is a Success

By Emily Moss

“Retailers are the heart and soul of the community,” said Laura Stefanescu of Northern Bank whose opening remarks set the tone for an informative and motivational evening at the recent Best Retail Practices Workshop. Read more…

Suburbs, Business Eager to Attract Millenials

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

BOSTON GLOBE – In the Quincy office of PharmaLogics Recruiting, employees stroll in anytime before 10 a.m., take Fridays off during the summer when they have hit their 40 hours, and are encouraged to crack open a cold one from the fully stocked beer refrigerator at the end of the day.

And when it is time for a break from work, a game of Ping-Pong, a meditation session, or a quick trip down to the free 24-hour gym might be in order. read more…

Selectmen Briefed on Middlesex 3 Coalition Initiatives

By Mark Biagiotti

BURLINGTON – DAILY TIMES CHRONICLE – Executive Director of the Middlesex 3 Coalition Stephanie Cronin recently discussed the overall scope and initiatives of the organization to the Board of Selectmen. The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a regional partnership focused on economic development in the communities located along the Rt. 3 corridor, which include Burlington, Billerica, Bedford, Chelmsford, Lowell, Lexington, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford. read more…

State Makes Progress in Manufacturing

By Dan O’Brien

TEWKSBURY – LOWELL SUN – When he started his job as the state’s secretary of Housing and Economic Development as part of the Patrick administration in 2007, Greg Bialecki can remember manufacturing executives giving him a suspicious eye. “Many of them were hearing the governor’s plans about an innovation economy and clean energy and they thought, ‘What about us?'” Bialecki told a crowd of about 100 people attending a Friday forum celebrating National Manufacturing Day at Riverview Technology Park. Read more

Gordon, Lynch Receive Economic Development Advocate Awards

By Brenda J. Buote

BILLERICA – BOSTON GLOBE – The Middlesex 3 Coalition recently honored state Representative Ken Gordon, a Bedford Democrat, and former Lowell city manager Bernard Lynch for their commitment to transportation coordination and improvements in the region.  Each was presented with an Economic Development Advocate award for 2014 at the coalition’s second annual meeting earlier this month. read more…