With the affordable cost of living and academic talent from its 13 area colleges and universities, it’s clear that the Worcester region is poised for growth, making it an ideal place for students seeking hands-on experience, graduates looking to launch their careers, and entrepreneurs ready to start their ventures.

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Worcester thrived as a manufacturing powerhouse in the 19th century, and that same innovative and industrial spirit can still be felt today. Over the last few decades, the city has emerged as leader in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and IT industries. At the same time, there is a burgeoning culture of entrepreneurship in the city, as start-ups, incubators, and accelerators take up residence throughout Worcester at an unprecedented pace.

WPI is proud to be part of this groundswell with the development of Gateway Park and the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center; the establishment of the Center for Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation; the Tech Advisors Network, and many other initiatives.