On July 19, 1965, the Worcester Business Development Corporation was founded by a large group of public-minded citizens. The mission of this organization was to collaborate with community officials in the Greater Worcester area to create a comprehensive approach to the economic challenges that face a community.
In the spirit of civic responsibility, the WBDC was established to serve as a innovative and leading force in the economic development of the City of Worcester and the region, expanding the tax base through the creation and promotion of employment opportunities, while assisting in the development and growth of business and industry.
Grounded in a tradition of economic development accomplishment, the WBDC has played a key role in strengthening the Worcester region’s position as an economic leader in Massachusetts. Through targeted investment and strategic partnering, the WBDC brings skills and resources to challenging and complex projects.
The WBDC has been successful in its purpose, creating thousands of jobs, and generating millions of dollars in annual taxes to the region. It has created and maintained good relationships in each community that it has worked, caring as much for what happens in the community as those who live and work there.
The WBDC staff, its Board of Directors and Executive Committee continue to build upon past achievements to bring new successes to fruition for the Worcester region. The WBDC looks forward to assisting in the planning and development of this exciting project.