Actually, the Worcester Metro area is pretty large - it stretches into the 495 belt, and there are quite a few small tech companies out there. Plus, there are a lot of residential areas for the metro west and even Boston markets that it serves.
The problem , however, is that Worcester Airport is pretty inaccessible. It involves going down some pretty busy regular streets, hard to find your way, and it's tucked away at the back of the city. Add to this the city, and especially that neighborhood, aren't too interested in outsiders.
The worst thing they did, however, is that the plans for the 146/290 intersection completely do away with any routes to the airport! When the city is desperate for easier connections there, they instead make it harder.
Alas, I don't think it is going to be enough of a success to keep the airport going. And quite honestly I don't think the city itself has enough interest in keeping it open as a GA
airport that it will last much longer.
"Six becoming three doesn't create more Americans that want to fly." -Adam Pilarski