City of Worcester, MA in the winter

Promoting Informed Debate through Public Policy Research

Our mission is to serve the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For nearly thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices. We provide solid, steady, and thoughtful analysis of local and regional public policy issues and sensible recommendations for adoption and implementation by public officials. We also provide a free and highly-regarded forum series to present to the public a balanced perspective on policy issues affecting the Greater Worcester community. Stay informed and stay involved with The Research Bureau. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Save the Date

29th Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
DCU Center, Worcester
"Managing Cities: Insights from the Experts"


2014 Thomas S. Green Awards Ceremony (March 26, 2014)

Watch Video

Click here to download Event Program Booklet


2013 Annual Report

For more information about The Research Bureau's current initiatives, please see our 2013 Annual Report - click here to download.


Recent Reports

Bureau Brief—The Common Core State Standards

The Research Bureau is pleased to release its latest Bureau Brief – a short overview of the Common Core state educational standards. Our Bureau Briefs are easy-to-read and understand summaries of current topics. For more information about the Common Core, please keep watch on our website and Facebook pages and follow us on Twitter.


Current Topics of Interest

Oh Manager, Where Art Thou? Best Practices for Selecting a City Manager


Sign Up for Our Email List

Back to Top