Location is everything when starting a new business. You want a place that offers ample foot traffic, a growing residential population, and significant public and private-sector investments. Welcome to Downtown Worcester. The ideal place for new businesses to grow and thrive, Downtown Worcester is actively investing in the character and culture of our city, and we look forward to welcoming you and your company to our vibrant community.

Why Downtown Worcester?

Downtown Worcester is the bustling center of a growing city. In fact, the Brookings Institution recently named Worcester as one of the Top 20 strongest-performing metropolitan areas. This district encompasses City Hall, historical buildings, famous entertainment venues, leading universities, and development projects that are revitalizing the area. Compact and walkable with ample parking, amenities, and transportation options, Downtown Worcester is a community that fosters entrepreneurship. Whether you’re launching a start-up or looking for a location to expand your existing business, look no further than Downtown Worcester. 

  • Significant private and public-sector investments in Downtown Worcester in the past decade, totaling more than $940 million dollars, including $15 million in infrastructure improvements.
  • Nearby $160 million Polar Park, home of the Worcester Red Sox, with a total attendance of more than 362,000 for their inaugural season in 2021.
  • More than 35,000 college students at nine area colleges.
  • Affordable commercial and retail space for small to mid-sized businesses and organizations.


Ready to learn more about Downtown Worcester and why it may be the perfect location for your new business? Contact the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District:

44 Portland Street, Suite 508
Worcester, MA 01608

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