Historically and culturally rich Worcester is emerging as a center for research and the production of a number of high-technology products. Its central location and network of roads and railways ensure that Worcester will continue to be a major New England retail and distribution center. Known for its historic attractions and natural beauty, the city has been gaining a reputation as a tourist attraction with colonial-era buildings, fine museums, and a well-developed park system. An increasing focus on services has allowed Worcester's work-force to adapt to current economic realities.
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