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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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Woonsocket Call

Woonsocket Call
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:33:45 -0700

CUMBERLAND – Meets like Friday's Blackstone Valley Invitational serve as a way to gauge where teams stand in the season's early going. Judging by the performance turned in by Burrillville High senior Betsy Dumais, it's clear that this young lady is out ...
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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:22:25 -0700

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:19:17 -0700

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:18:45 -0700

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0700

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