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Blackstone Valley
Region of Massachusetts
A view of the Blackstone River in the Blackstone Valley of Massachusetts
A view of the Blackstone River in the Blackstone Valley of Massachusetts
Country  United States
State  Massachusetts
Blackstone Valley
The Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
The Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Location  Massachusetts
 Rhode Island
Long-axis direction Northwest-Southeast
Type River
Population centers Worcester, Massachusetts, Providence, Rhode Island
Watercourses Blackstone River
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.

In the Summer of 2012, the chamber teamed up with State State Senator Michael Moore, the Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise (CMCBE), and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), and others, in an effort is to extend lines of credit to small businesses for expansion and to help hire new employees.[3]

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" (PDF). Anderson Strategic Advisors, LLC. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Business Directory Search". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ Koczwara, Kevin (2012-07-12). "Senator Michael Moore and BVCC team up for small businesses". The Millbury Sutton Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:11:15 -0700

Prosecutors said Thursday that a Blackstone Valley man died after being pulled from a lake. The Worcester County district attorney said 18-year-old Timothy Ellsessar of Sutton was swimming with friends Wednesday night in Lake Manchaug when he told ...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:18:45 -0700

The Blackstone Valley Spinners' U14 Diamond baseball team recently captured the New England AAU Diamond championship by posting a 3-0 victory over the R.I. Eagles in the title game at Rumford's Glenlyon Field. The members of the team are, in front ...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:13:12 -0700

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Milford Daily News
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700

UPTON— A new report from Achieve, an independent, nonprofit education reform organization, highlights Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School as a leading example of “what it takes to prepare students for the demands of college ...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:00:00 -0700

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Worcester Telegram

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:52:55 -0700

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:38:52 -0700

WORCESTER - A place where smokestacks once puffed will be a jumping-off place for cyclists, kayakers and tourists exploring the history and culture of the city and the rest of the Blackstone Valley. Officials and guests gathered at a former industrial ...

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