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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.

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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Blackstone Valley Bluegrass: Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2007

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass performing their theme song "Blackstone Valley Breakdown". www.BlackstoneValleyBluegrass.com.

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From the album 'The Cold Hard Truth About Christmas'. Featuring Slim Cessna and Rich Gilbert.

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Over the rainbow by the Blackstone Valley Community Chorus May 4th, 2014

BVCC Spring Concert 2014.

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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 ...

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:41:12 -0700

Instead of spreading the tourism effort over a half dozen regional councils, she's calling for a statewide campaign. The details haven't been publicized, but the effort worries the director of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Thirty years ago ...
Milford Daily News
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:11:15 -0700

UPTON - A Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School program that puts students in contact with Russian high school students and NASA engineers will be receiving grant funding this year. The Cambridge Community Foundation and ...
Valley Breeze
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:26:15 -0700

BURRILLVILLE - The 10th annual Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 8 at the Crystal Lake Golf Course on Bronco Highway. The fee to play is $125 per person and includes lunch, dinner, the golf tournament (an ...
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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:18:45 -0700

UPTON - Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School has released a $21.3 million fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, representing a 1.65 percent increase over last year's budget. The budget, unanimously approved by the district's School ...
Boston Globe (subscription)
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:52:30 -0700

Worcester South 3, Blackstone Valley 1 — Seniors Mario Alvarez (21 assists, 5 service points) and Aaron Maday (3 tips, 9 kills) lifted the host Colonels (2-1) past the Beavers (0-2). Set scores were 25-19, 16-25, 25-14, 25-14. Junior Antonia Sullo had ...
Valley Breeze
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:03:45 -0700

"That building is intended to be reused in some fashion by the Blackstone Valley Community Health Center," he said. The Breeze initially reported on Wednesday that the 1921 Adams Furniture building, at 65 East Ave., and the 1902 former Boys Club, at 53 ...

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Community Advocate
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0700

Grafton - Two new editions of “Along the Blackstone,” the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Park's award-winning video series, are set to air on Grafton Community Television in April. These mark numbers 73 and 74 in the ongoing series of 30-minute ...

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