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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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MetroWest Daily News
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0800

HOPKINTON — Blackstone Valley Wealth Management will offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Hopkinton High School student. To be eligible for the Blackstone Valley Wealth Management scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria: — Currently be a ...
 
Pawtucket Times
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:09:35 -0800

CUMBERLAND — Citing concerns about competition with its Catholic schools in the region, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has decided not to renew its lease with Blackstone Valley Prep High School, but the charter school hopes to remain open ...
 
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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:41:15 -0800

UPTON - Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School was recently approved a more than $600,000 reimbursement by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for repairs on sections of the school's roof. The MSBA approved ...
 
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:03:39 -0800

Right, the Blackstone Valley Tech Post-Secondary Practical Nursing Class of 2016 recently celebrated its graduation from the intensive program. After receiving their certification in practical nursing, the 19 graduates are now eligible to sit for the ...
 
Worcester Telegram
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:48:45 -0800

DOUGLAS — The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus is holding an open call for singers at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Douglas Municipal Center Resource Room, at 29 Depot St. This season, the chorus will prepare songs of hope and inspiration to be performed ...

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MetroWest Daily News
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:33:45 -0800

The senior teams from Assabet and Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School were strong competitors and came in third and second, respectively. Both lost out to Bristol-Plymouth for the chance to move on to the national Automotive ...

Worcester Telegram

Worcester Telegram
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:41:15 -0800

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The Boston Globe
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:08:53 -0800

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