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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
Geology
Type River
Geography
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.

Economy[edit]

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]

References[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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Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Times
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:33:45 -0700

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys baseball team dropped a tightly played, well-pitched contest to the visiting Blackstone Valley Beavers before a sparse, school-vacation-week gathering Tuesday. The game was played under sunny skies, ...

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:44:55 -0700

The funeral for a soldier from Whitinsville who was killed in action in Afghanistan is set to take place Monday. The Pentagon said Cpl. John Dawson was killed April 8 by small arms fire during an escort missing. Dawson's funeral Mass is scheduled for ...
 
Valley Breeze
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:23:59 -0700

The groom, Peter Doherty, left, of Worcester, Mass., and his fiancŽe Laura Saccoccio, of Cumberland, pose for a picture. Peter and Laura, along with members of their bridal party, spent Saturday cleaning the Blackstone River Bikeway in Manville ...

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:50:33 -0700

A 22-year-old soldier from Whitinsville, Massachusetts, was killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The Pentagon said Spc. John M. Dawson died Wednesday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was attacked by small arms fire while he ...
 
Valley Breeze
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:01:36 -0700

In Raimondo's first budget, she has called for a re-do of the state tourism budget, with funding reductions to the groups like the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Those dollars instead will head to the state's new Department of Commerce, and be used ...
 
Milford Daily News
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:05:36 -0700

HOPEDALE - A nearly two-year-old ice rink is still behind on its taxes and has not complied with a requirement on its site plan, according to town officials. Planning Board members Wednesday night discussed sending the Blackstone Valley Ice Arena a ...
 
Worcester Telegram
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:22:00 -0700

Bicyclists can ride the entire 30-mile course as part of a Craft Brewery Tour and visit three Blackstone Valley breweries along the way: Bucket Brewery, Foolproof Brewing Company and Ravenous Brewing Company. Each brewery will be offering a tour of ...

Boston Globe (subscription)

Boston Globe (subscription)
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:58:38 -0700

Thankfully, officials in the Northbridge of the Blackstone Valley say, none of the situations have been life-threatening. All of the calls have come in on the non-emergency line. The most intense reports from down under involved fights — one in which ...
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