Worcester Business Journal

November 2, 2015 CMBTN

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November 2, 2015 • Volume 26 • Number 24 • www.wbjournal.com • $19.95 Central Mass. By The Numbers Our annual quantitative snapshots of the region's economy Population growth in Upton from 2000-2014,making it the fastest growing town in Central Mass. $4.5B Increase in state spending on mental health from fiscal 2015 to fiscal 2016. 34.4% 8 The number of Worcester district schools designated as innovation learning centers, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. Central Massachusetts has 18 total. $1.9 Hospital expenses per inpatient stay in Massachusetts, the highest of the Northeastern states. $2,633 266% Growth in total permitted single-home construction cost in Brookfield in 2014, leading the region. $18.9M 66.5% Average occupancy rate of Worcester County hotels in 2015 thru August, the highest in the past seven years. Amount of bank deposits in Framingham as of June 2015, second in Central Massachusetts only to the $3.6 billion in Worcester $31,800 Average salary of Massachusetts pharmacy technicians, the lowest paying tech job in the Bay State. 41.8 minutes The average drive time of a Petersham commuter, the longest of any in Central Mass. 71 Patents received by Bose Corp. of Framingham in 2014, the lowest in the region among the four companies with at least 40 every year. Total assessed value of property in Marlborough Percentage of Worcester County residents with a graduate or professional degree, the third lowest in Massachusetts. 12.4% $1.6M Total tax revenue collected by Royalston, the lowest among Central Mass. communities. B I L L I O N $267,012 Average salary of a Central Mass. anesthesiologist, the highest paying profession in the region.

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