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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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Millbury-Sutton Chronicle
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:45:00 -0800

Looking to get more involved in your community and meet some new friends? Please join us at the Blackstone Valley Women's Club meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room of Unibank, 89 Worcester Street, North Grafton.
 
Worcester Telegram
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:50:25 -0800

MILLBURY — Three new stores are coming to the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley this year: Douglas Wine & Spirits, Visionworks, and DSW: Designer Shoe Warehouse. Douglas Wine & Spirits opened Feb. 1 and occupies a 5,400-square-foot space between ...
 
Worcester Telegram
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:45:00 -0800

UPTON — As parents, children, family, and friends looked on with pride, the Blackstone Valley Tech Post-Secondary Practical Nursing class of 2015 recently celebrated its graduation. A diverse group of 21 adult students took part in the commencement ...
 
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:22:30 -0800

BLACKSTONE - The 2015 municipal election in Blackstone will have few contests for political office, with only one open position attracting a choice for voters this April. Planning Board incumbent Kirk Van Dyke will face a challenge from newcomer Scott ...
 
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:22:30 -0800

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:22:30 -0800

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:47:42 -0800

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:30:00 -0800

Blackstone Valley 49, Advanced Math and Science 29 — Meghan McFadden led all scorers with 19 points as the 13th-seeded Beavers (13-8) topped the No. 4 Eagles (16-5) in a Central Mass. Division 4 first-round game in Marlboro. Valley Tech faces the ...
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