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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. 

External links[edit]

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Rhode Island Monthly (blog)

Rhode Island Monthly (blog)
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:31:28 -0700

The 2015 Girl of the Year for the popular line of dolls is named Grace Thomas. She likes baking and Paris, grew up in the Blackstone Valley and is featured in three books and a movie. Next month, Grace fans can grab their American Girl dolls and enjoy ...
Valley Breeze
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:45:00 -0700

LINCOLN - Two of Rhode Island's beloved school sports coaches, Bill Belisle and son David Belisle, will be honored at the 30th annual dinner of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council on Oct. 1 when they are inducted into the William Blackstone Society.
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Save the date for a fun filled weekend for beginner painters. The Blackstone Valley Art Association and Daniel's Farm in Blackstone will host a three-day event Labor Day weekend. On Friday, Sept. 4, there will be a pleinair workshop lead by award ...
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:30:00 -0700

MILLBURY – The Friends of the Asa Waters Mansion will present “Vistas of Millbury and the Blackstone Valley,” an art exhibit featuring the works of renowned plein-air artist and Millbury resident Michael Graves. On September 25 and 26, the rooms of the ...
Milford Daily News
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 19:28:04 -0700

With the win, Blackstone Valley moves to 2-3 on the year while Boston's futility continues with an 0-6 record. The Bruins had entered the game having scored just 32 total points in four games. Meanwhile, the Colts were beyond mere struggles, entering ...
Valley Breeze
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:17:13 -0700

CENTRAL FALLS - A major renovation of the former St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy building in Central Falls as the location for a new Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School is on target to be completed by the start of school on Aug. 31. Representatives ...
Worcester Telegram
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:03:43 -0700

DOUGLAS — The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus is holding an open call for new and returning members for the fall and winter season, at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Douglas Municipal Center Resource Room, 29 Depot St. The chorus, which has brought ...

Worcester Telegram

Worcester Telegram
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 07:04:27 -0700

The Thomas Jefferson Bi-Centenary Association, whose secretary, Edwin P. Tuttle of Bellingham, also was an officer of the Blackstone Valley Reclamation Committee, voted to petition Congress to establish a national park as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson ...

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