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A typical summer view in the Blackstone Valley near Uxbridge, Massachusetts

The Blackstone Valley or Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It was a major factor in the American Industrial Revolution. It makes up part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.


The Blackstone Valley has a varied economic base and is positioned to compete with the MetroWest region and the Greater Boston area for new economic development. A recent report commissioned by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce provided evidence that the region has growth in the manufacturing, education, healthcare, and professional, scientific, and technical sectors. The valley is also accessible to highways and rail, cost competitive, and an educated workforce. Twelve major colleges are situated within thirty minutes of the Blackstone Valley, including Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.[1]

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce[edit]

The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is the local chamber of commerce for Worcester county within Central Massachusetts. The chamber represents the business needs of over 450 businesses and thousands of employees in the area. [2]

Membership in the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce also includes membership in the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Blackstone River[edit]

Main article: Blackstone River

Blackstone Canal[edit]

Main article: Blackstone Canal

The Blackstone Canal was a waterway linking Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay Narragansett Bay) through the Blackstone Valley via a series of locks and canals between 1828 and 1848.

The canal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Worcester Regional Economic Competitiveness Outlook". Anderson Strategic Advisors, LLC. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Business Directory Search". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

External links[edit]

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Woonsocket Call

Woonsocket Call
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:45 -0700

McGair: Keeping tabs on the travels of some prominent Blackstone Valley athletes. July 29, 2014. Lincoln native Nick Zammarelli is pictured during a recent game with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. (Photo by Jacqueline ...
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700

A new era and a new Board was elected for 2014-2016 to serve the Blackstone Valley Women's Club. Submitted photo Founder and President Constance Dwyer of Sutton inducted the new Board of the Blackstone Valley Women's Club for the 2014-2016 ...
Worcester Telegram
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:33:45 -0700

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

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Worcester Telegram
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:44:49 -0700

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:19:28 -0700

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The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:37:30 -0700

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