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Worcester Biomanufacturing Initiative

The Future, Made Here

The Reactory is located on 46 acres of land adjacent to AbbVie, home of Humira, the UMass Medicine Science Park, and the UMass Medical School.  The park provides access to pad ready sites for growing biomanufacturing companies within close proximity of Cambridge and the entire Massachusetts life sciences supercluster.

More information on availability and park amenities can be found here

From Vision to Reality

In November of 2015, MBI hosted a Biomanufacturing Summit at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center with over 70 industry professionals in attendance. The attendees discussed the changing rising wave of biomanufacturing and the growing need for local manufacturing.  At the Summit, MBI presented a white paper and presentation suggesting the conversion of surplus Commonwealth land into the Worcester Biomanufacturing Park.

Worcester Biomanufacturing Initiative

Shortly after the Biomanufacturing Summit, the Worcester Biomanufacturing Initiative was formed.  Co-Chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito & Former MBI President & CEO Kevin O’Sullivan, the event involved 25 stakeholders from the local community and our statewide partners including the Baker/ Polito Administration, MLSC, MassBIO, UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Hospital, MassDevelopment, and members of the City’s Economic Development Coordinating Council including the City of Worcester, MBI, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, & the Worcester Business Development Corporation.

A Park is Born

On January 6, 2017, Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation authorizing the transfer of the land to the Worcester Business Development Corporation for the creation of the Worcester Biomanufacturing Park under the Baker/ Polito Administration’s “Open For Business” Initiative.  The 46-acre park creates upwards of 500,000 SF of Biomanufacturing capacity within the City of Worcester.

Interested in locating your biomanufacturing in Worcester? More information on the Reactory can be found here

The Reactory Value Proposition

  • The cost of living is 20% lower than the Metro Boston Area.  Manufacturers also qualify for various incentives through several City and State programs.
  • Priority Project for the City of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council (EDCC) providing expedited permitting and City coordination.
  • Read our collaborative report on Biomanufacturing: Super Cluster
  • The Massachusetts Life Science Center provides an array of incentives to attract Biomanufacturing Companies.

Worcester Biomanufacturing Park Amenities

Business Climate

  • The cost of living is 20% lower than the Metro Boston Area.  Manufacturers also qualify for various incentives through several City and State programs.
  • Priority Project for the City of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council (EDCC) providing expedited permitting and City coordination.
  • Read our collaborative report on Biomanufacturing: Super Cluster
  • The Massachusetts Life Science Center provides an array of incentives to attract Biomanufacturing Companies.

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