Hotels in the city cleared $32.8 million in business in 2012.
Marlborough's hotels saw a 23.5 percent growth over the last three years, according to a report from Worcester Business Journal. "Marlborough is fortunate to have so many great restaurateurs and business owners, who are committed to not only providing our residents and employers with a variety of high-quality places to dine out in, but who also work together to strengthen the fabric of our community," Mayor Arthur Vigeant was quoted as saying in the WBJ article. According to the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation city hotels did $32.8 million in business in 2012 compared to $26.6 million in 2010 while the total revenue from hotel meals rose 19 percent, according to the WBJ.
Input for an Economic Development Master Plan has been requested from the City Council and other boards and city agencies.
In an effort to build on the momentum of economic growth in Marlborough in 2012, input on an Economic Development Master Plan (EDMP) is being sought. "We should be feeling a sense of urgency because our city is in competition every day with surrounding cities, states, and even foreign countries," said City Councilor Joseph Delano in a letter to the City Council. "We should act while we have momentum on our side, because that can be so easily lost." Delano chairs the Operation and Oversight Committee which is currently reviewing the EDMP that has been prepared by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation. The stated goal of the plan is to improve economic opportunities and stabilize the residential tax rate by increasing commercial …