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Digital Equipment Corp. has been gone for nearly two decades, but Hudson and Maynard are still struggling to redevelop the massive real estate portfolio left behind by the computer giant, with Intel Corp.’s decision to shutter a former DEC plant just the latest challenge.
Hudson officials are now grappling with the fallout from the impending loss of the Intel factory, a major employer and local taxpayer with more than 700 workers.
And in Maynard, a developer behind plans to turn a sprawling 58-acre former DEC site into a major retail complex has gone back to the drawing board after running into heated opposition from some local residents.
Meanwhile, other former Digital offices and plants also face an uncertain future, including Clock Tower Place in Maynard, DEC’s old headquarters.