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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.

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". Anderson Strategic Advisors, LLC. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Business Directory Search". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

External links[edit]


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1131 news items

 
Milford Daily News
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:23:11 -0700

UPTON - Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, with a slate of events leading up to a full day of festivities on Saturday. The school is holding a cookout and bonfire for students on ...
 
The Providence Journal
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Cumberland, RI– Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy has received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its development as it grows from four to seven schools. BVP is one of only 11 schools across the country to ...

Sentinel & Enterprise

Sentinel & Enterprise
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:09:50 -0700

Despite battling even through the first 40 minutes, three quick markers to begin the second half turned a close battle into a one-sided 4-1 Blackstone Valley Tech victory on Wednesday. Blackstone Valley continues its strong season improving to 8-2-1 (5 ...
 
The Providence Journal
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700

The proposed environmental cleanup of the Peterson/Puritan Superfund site is raising concerns among local officials about the project's potential impact on, of all things, the environment — namely the cutting down of trees and removal of vegetation ...
 
Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700

The Blackstone Valley Women's Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in the Unibank conference room, 89 Worcester Street, North Grafton. The featured speaker, Jennifer Madson, program manager of Girls Choice, will present a talk on the ...
 
Worcester Telegram
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0700

At a reception Monday at Alternatives' Whitin Mill, hosted by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, a major step forward was announced with the award of $300,000 from the state Department of Higher Education to help Quinsigamond Community ...

The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:02:28 -0700

Cue the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's annual Fall Foliage Train Tour. The tour takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, following the Providence & Worcester Railroad through the Blackstone River Valley — but get your tickets now. Even if the foliage is a ...
 
Valley Breeze
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:52:30 -0700

BURRILLVILLE - The UniBank Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge, a competition that features athletes running, biking, and kayaking through eight different Massachusetts and Rhode Island towns, is returning to the Blackstone Valley on Saturday, ...
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