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Silence is golden with 50,000 Amazon jobs on the line - The Boston Globe
The first rule of the contest to land Amazon’s second headquarters is that you don’t talk about Amazon’s second headquarters. At least not in public.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  Massachusetts  new-england  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
The Crazy Plan That Could Be Boston's Amazon HQ2 Silver Bullet - Bisnow
While Boston is a top contender in the race for Amazon’s HQ2, critics say it is impossible to build 8M SF of offices in the city’s core.
Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  amazon  high-tech  retail  ecommerce  cities  site-selection  headquarters 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Corporate HQ and the Magnetic Pull of Cities - strategy+business
It was reported recently that the insurance giant Aetna would be moving its corporate headquarters from its ancestral home — Hartford, Conn. — to New York.

The move echoes a move that General Electric made last year, when it decided to move its corporate headquarters from suburban Fairfield, Conn., to…downtown Boston.

The dynamics driving Aetna’s move are quite similar to those that pushed GE to look elsewhere, as we noted last year.
corporate-headquarters  aetna  GE  Boston  new-york-city  connecticut  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-389  skilled-labor 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Boston is now home to three brand new sneaker headquarters - The Boston Globe
Here’s a look at the three sneaker companies, including Reebok, that have recently made the city their (corporate) home...
apparel  Around-the-web  this-week-372  Boston  corporate-headquarters 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Vecna + VGo Autonomous Robots Made in Cambridge - BostInno
What you may not know is that every product that Vecna offers is made on its Cambridge campus.

“Building things is what it’s been about from the start,” Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Vecna, said. “Robotics has been our focus since the beginning.”

So it would only make sense for Vecna to take on all of the prototyping and assembly operations itself, rather than outsourcing them. Theobald says making everything onsite allows the company to accelerate the engineering and manufacturing processes.
shop-floor  advanced-manufacturing  research-commercialization  robotics-manufacturing  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-369 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Advanced Manufacturing: Inside Silverside Detectors' Cambridge Factory - BostInno
In an unassuming building in Cambridge, Mass., a staff of nine--one physicist, five engineers, two business people and one assembly worker--is putting together devices that can flag the presence of a nuclear bomb. This is Silverside Detectors, a three-year-old company that looks much like other startups that, like it, have taken advantage of incubators and accelerators in Boston's venture economy. Unlike most of them, it is manufacturing its product here on the outskirts of the city.
advanced-manufacturing  shop-floor  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-367-top 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
J.C. Cannistraro Relocates Manufacturing & Warehousing To Boston, Massachusetts - Area Development
J.C. Cannistraro, the area’s largest mechanical construction firm, will relocate and consolidate its manufacturing and warehousing operations to Boston’s Seaport District.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  warehouse-facility  warehousing  construction  relocation  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston As A Blueprint For Global Innovation - psfk
Industry experts explore the feasibility of using the 'Boston model' as a way to build out other innovation hubs across the globe. Can it be done?
innovation-hubs  Boston  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City - The New York Times
For decades, many of the nation’s biggest companies staked their futures far from the fraying downtowns of aging East Coast and Midwestern cities. One after another, they decamped for sprawling campuses in the suburbs and exurbs.

Now, corporate America is moving in the other direction.

In June, McDonald’s joined a long list of companies that are returning to downtown Chicago from suburbs like Oak Brook, Northfield and Schaumburg.
corporate-headquarters  corporate-real-estate  Metros  urban-revitalization  suburbs  Around-the-web  this-week-360  Boston  Chicago 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
ORIG3N, Inc. Opens Boston, Massachusetts, Headquarters and Laboratory Campus - Area Development
ORIG3N, Inc., a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine, opened its new headquarters and laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts. The facility is located at 27 Drydock Avenue within its Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  Boston  bioscience  headquarters  biotech  life-sciences 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Web Industries Opens Lateral Flow Immunoassay Facility In Boston, Massachusetts - Area Development
Web Industries, Inc., a provider of precision contract manufacturing and converting services, opened the company's first lateral flow immunoassay production facility co-located within the company's existing location in Boston, Massachusetts.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  manufacturing  Boston 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Companies Are Returning to Big Cities - WSJ
As exemplified by GE’s decision to relocate to Boston, both mature businesses and startups are migrating to cities – reversing a pattern that began in the 1960s of businesses moving to the suburbs.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  new-england  Massachusetts  urban-revitalization  GE  general-electric 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Can Cities and States “Clawback” Their Economic Development Advantages? - The American Prospect
Boston and Massachusetts have persuaded General Electric to move by pledging multimillion-dollar subsidies. But ensuring a return on the investment will be the hard part.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  general-electric  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
5 interesting elements of the GE incentive deal - Smart Incentives
When General Electric announced last week that it would move its headquarters to Boston, the accompanying $145 million incentive package received a lot of attention. Now that more details are being released, it turns out the agreement is much more interesting than the total dollar value or cost per job calculations.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  GE  general-electric  connecticut  headquarters  taxes-incentives  jobs  relocaion 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
GE Moves Headquarters to Boston, Leaves Suburbia Behind - CityLab
The company’s announcement marks a greater shift toward innovation in our city centers, but a poor practice of taking money from taxpayers.
this-week-338  Around-the-web  Matt  GE  general-electric  headquarters  Boston  Massachusetts  taxes-incentives  corporate-headquarters 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
GE Relocates Headquarters To Boston, Massachusetts - Area Development
GE announced that it has selected Boston for its corporate headquarters location. The headquarters will be located in the Seaport District of Boston. Employees will move to a temporary location in Boston starting in the summer of 2016, with a full move completed in several steps by 2018.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  Boston  new-england  GE  general-electric  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  life-sciences  bioscience  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Will the GE move really make a difference? - The Boston Globe
Boston fought to get GE and won. The company has decided to move its headquarters here, which amounts to a big vote of confidence in the economic future of our region.
this-week-337  Around-the-web  Matt  GE  General-Electric  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  site-selection  headquarters 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
GE confirms it’s heading to Boston - The Boston Globe
General Electric on Wednesday announced it will move its headquarters to Boston, making the iconic industrial giant the biggest company ever to relocate to the city and cementing the region’s reputation as a magnet for innovation.
GE  Boston  Massachusetts  connecticut  Around-the-web  this-week-337  corporate-relocation  corporate-headquarters 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston Chamber looks to build ties to innovation community - The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business groups in the state, but it has largely missed out on one of the fastest-growing segments of the local economy: the startup and venture capital communities.
Boston  small-business  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
GE move could signify larger trends toward cities - Connecticut Post
The competition to land General Electric’s headquarters, with Connecticut’s hopes appearing to wane in recent weeks, is often framed in terms of taxes. Connecticut, by many measures, is a high-cost state for businesses, and GE is supposedly looking for relief.
But the nature of GE’s Fairfield headquarters — along with details about its preferred landing spots — raise the possibility that costs may only play one role, and that the company leaning toward the kind of centralized, walkable communities that are in fashion now and away from an isolated, suburban office park like its current space.
connecticut  corporate-real-estate  Boston  Metros  corporate-headquarters  corporate-relocation  corporate-tax  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Investcorp Invests $400 Million In Commercial Sites In Atlanta, San Francisco, and Boston Metro Areas - Area Development
Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, in four separate transactions through its U.S. based real estate arm, acquired a portfolio of office and industrial properties in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, San Francisco and Boston for approximately $400 million.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Atlanta  Georgia  south-atlantic  san-francisco  pacific-states  california  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Boston on short list as GE concludes its headquarters search - The Boston Globe
General Electric Co. is looking at sites in the Seaport District for a new global headquarters that could bring hundreds of high-paying jobs and give a civic boost to a city that has seen many of its corporate stalwarts swallowed up by out-of-town buyers.

The Boston area is on a short list of potential locations for the conglomerate — known for making everything from train engines to MRI machines — along with candidates including New York and Providence, according to people familiar with GE’s search.
GE  corporate-headquarters  connecticut  rhode-island  Massachusetts  new-york  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
US v. China Manufacturing: Rethink Robotics Founder Weighs in - BostInno
When Rethink Robotics was founded in 2008, it was called Heartland Robotics. When it launched its first manufacturing robot in 2012, founder Rodney Brooks spoke personally about how the technology could support a rebirth in U.S. manufacturing.
advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  backshoring  china  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
North Eastern Bus Rebuilders Opens Operations Hub In Boston, Massachusetts - Area Development
North Eastern Bus Rebuilders, Inc., the largest bus rebuilder in the Northeast, launched operations in Boston, Massachusetts. The company has a major contract to support the operations on the new bus fleet recently purchased by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  Boston 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts: 908 Devices - BostInno
Data from regional Federal Reserve branches, out last week, show a shrinking U.S. manufacturing industry. American manufacturing is still below pre-recession levels and global economics aren't doing it any favors.

Over in Boston's Seaport district, a high-tech startup is moving in the opposite direction, using advanced manufacturing processes to build a handheld mass spectrometer, designed for first responders and military forces to identify hazardous or contraband chemicals in the field.
regional-reports  new-england  u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Boston Was An Economic Mess. Now, It’s A Booming City. What Happened? - Radio Boston
Sixty years ago, Boston was a basket case, facing a bleak economic future. After peaking in the 1950s, the city’s population collapsed. It was an almost catastrophic exodus, as 30 percent of its residents — wage-earners and tax payers — left, many of them to the suburbs.

Jump forward to today, and it’s a dramatically different story: Boston in 2015 has the highest concentration of startup companies in America, it’s at the center of the global biotech industry and it’s home to a booming tourist trade and a red hot real estate market.
Boston  Massachusetts  innovation-hubs  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New Balance opens new world headquarters at Boston Landing - The Boston Globe
Interactive media, communal workspace, and direct views of Boston are some of the perks New Balance is counting on to attract young workers to its new world headquarters in Brighton.
workplace-design  architecture  corporate-headquarters  Boston  new-balance  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
The Leading Cities for Startups and Innovation - CityLab
Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  san-francisco  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  israel  london 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
How 8 Cities Score on Making the Tech Hub Concept Work for Them – Next City
The cities with the strongest markets for civic innovation are also the cities where entrepreneurs believe strong connections exist between the tech community — those forming tech startups — and civic actors — those interested in solving entrenched municipal problems.
innovation-hubs  Metros  new-orleans  new-york-city  san-francisco  Boston  Washington-DC  Austin  chicago  high-tech  silicon-valley  entrepreneurship  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Ginkgo Bioworks Finances Foundry With $1 Million Emerging Technology Loan From MassDevelopment - Area Development
MassDevelopment issued a $1 million term loan from the Emerging Technology Fund to Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. to help the organisms engineering company finance expansion and equipment for a foundry at its Seaport Innovation District headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  bioscience  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  Massachusetts  new-england  headquarters  boston 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Is This What 'Innovation' Looks Like? - Atlantic CityLab
Boston's Innovation District is so new that on Google Earth, this former working waterfront—set on one-and-a-half square miles of landfill—is still just a wasteland of surface parking. But those windswept lots are quickly disappearing as office towers and condos spring up to house the start-ups, tech companies, and hip young workers that the city has been trying to lure since before former Mayor Tom Menino christened the neighborhood with its optimistic name in 2010.
boston  innovation-hubs  metros  high-tech  This-week-287  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Mobile Security Firm Lookout Plans Technology Development Center In Boston, Massachusetts - Area Development
Lookout, the leader in mobile security, will open its new 16,000 square foot Technology Development Center in Boston, Massachusetts’ Financial District, with plans to hire up to 50 people in engineering, sales and marketing over the next 12 to 18 months.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  Massachusetts  new-england  boston  technology-center  jobs  mobile-technology 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
McGraw-Hill Education Expands Operational Hubs In Boston And Seattle - Area Development
McGraw-Hill Education plans to expand its Boston, Massachusetts, office and establish an educational technologies hub in Seattle, Washington.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  boston  Massachusetts  new-england  seattle  washington  pacific-states  technology  technology-hub 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Center - Innovation Excellence
As innovation becomes more recognized as the sustaining lifeblood of any company, more organizations are investing in improving their connections to entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, academic institutions and other outside entities to strengthen their pipelines for insights, ideas, and collaboration.
innovation-centers  healthcare-industry  johnson&johnson  boston  research&development  startup  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Online Home Furnishing Retailer, Wayfair, Expands Headquarters At Bostons The Offices At Copley Place - Area Development
Wayfair, an online retailer of home furnishings, plans to add 170,000 square feet to its lease with Simon Property Group, Inc. at The Offices at Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  boston  Massachusetts  new-england  e-commmerce 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The top 15 cities for biotech venture funding - FierceBiotech
Anyone looking to start a biotech company should pay close attention to this list. Venture groups, entrepreneurs and increasingly Big Pharma have been concentrating their money and their attention in a few key places, only occasionally straying from the beaten path when funding a high-risk drug development effort.
venturecapital  capital-access  biotech  pharmaceuticals  industry-clusters  this-week-253  around-the-web  raleigh-durham  boston  san-francisco  san-diego  Philadelphia  chicago  Cincinnati  denver  seattle 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
College Entrepreneurs Have Choices Beyond the Bay Area - USA Today
According to a report published by the Startup Genome, the top start-up ecosystems in the USA after Silicon Valley are Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Boston and Chicago. These cities also are among the top 10 start-up ecosystems in the world.
this-week-236  boston  silicon-valley  seattle  around-the-web  new-york  ecosystems  los-angeles  chicago  startup  matt  entrepreneurship 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots - The Atlantic Cities
In todays knowledge economy, high-tech firms and high-paying, high-tech jobs are key factors in economic growth and prosperity. Some economists have estimated that every high-tech job creates an additional five or so spinoff jobs, a significant ripple effect through the economy.
austin  salt-lake-city  silicon-valley  boston  demographics  high-tech  new-york-city  new-orleans  madison  industry-clusters 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Houston-Based Transwestern Expands Into The Boston Marketplace - Area Development Online
A privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, Texas-based Transwestern, will expand into the New England marketplace with the acquisition of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, a full-service real estate firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.
boston  economic-development  site-selection  real-estate  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
8 ways Boston can nurture — and keep — more startups — Gigaom
Startups do not live by meetups alone. If the Boston-Cambridge area really wants to attract and keep more young tech companies, here are some things that need to happen.
economic-development-news  boston  small-business  around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-229  site-selection  startup 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
#BostonStrong: Reclaiming Its Place as a Technology Hub - Xconomy
The battle for bragging rights as the United States’ epicenter for technology innovation has been waging between Boston and Silicon Valley since the 1980s.
innovation-hubs  boston  around-the-web  biotech  metros  high-tech  this-week-212 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Cambridge Innovation Center to Expand in Baltimore, Other Cities - Xconomy
The Cambridge Innovation Center, a longtime fixture of the Boston-area startup scene, is expanding its entrepreneur-friendly office space business to new cities—just as it continues to build a larger footprint in its hometown.
innovation-hubs  boston  around-the-web  baltimore  this-week-203  business-incubators  co-location 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Boston’s Got Big Mo in Biotech, But SF is Pushing Back - Xconomy
Tony Coles, the CEO of South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals, along with BayBio and Deloitte, has convened a working group of top CEOs, venture capitalists and university officials to brainstorm about actions the region can take to stimulate more biotech activity.
boston  around-the-web  biotech  san-francisco  this-week-199  industry-clusters 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Biotech Players Lead a Boom in Cambridge -
Cranes are busy on eight separate construction sites in this area, and roughly two million square feet of space is being built or renovated or is under city review here. An additional 1.4 million new square feet is committed, and more is expected elsewhere in this city of 106,000, located directly across the Charles River from the city of Boston. If it all gets built, the new investment in Cambridge will come close to $2 billion.
biotech  industry-clusters  boston  this-week-198  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Thinking Boston: Building the open, connected 21st Century city -
To compete globally, a city’s commercial culture and brand have emerged as the difference makers with a direct impact on economic development. Building the culture of a city is very different from 20 years ago.
around-the-web  This-Week-193  Boston  metros  urban-planning 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Watch Out SF, Boston Is Turning Into Biotech’s No. 1 Cluster - Xconomy
There have always been two places -San Francisco and Boston - that have stood out way above all the other hubs of biotech. And something truly special is happening now in Boston’s biotech cluster, and it’s a long-term mega-trend. Boston, I’m convinced, is very close to taking the title as the world’s No. 1 biotech hub, and holding onto that distinction for a generation.
around-the-web  This-Week-187  industry-clusters  Boston  san-francisco  biotech 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
New Hampshire is building a tech cluster in Boston’s shadow -
New Hampshire has long held up cost as its big advantage. There’s no sales tax, and the personal tax burden is among the lowest in the country, according to the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. Commercial real estate is less expensive than in the Boston area, too. Average asking price for office space around Manchester is $11 per square foot. It hovers around $50 per square foot in Kendall Square.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  Massachusetts  Boston  new-hampshire  regional-reports  industry-clusters  high-tech 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Boston's Talent War: Startups Gaining Edge Over Big Companies? - Xconomy
A fair number of experienced tech execs from established, bigger companies have joined startups that are looking to grow quickly (usually ones with some money). They have joined as employees, not founders.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  Boston  high-tech  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Boston and Cambridge Renew Rivalry in Startup Real Estate - Xconomy
The real estate market for companies can be a tragically boring topic—unless you’re a startup looking for office space. There has been a lot of talk this about rising rents in Kendall Square as compared to Boston’s Innovation District or South End.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  Boston  regional-reports  economic-development-news  startup 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
New Report Challenges Boston To Reinvent The ‘Innovation Economy’ - npr
According to the 2012 Boston Indicators Report, the state’s innovation economy needs to be reinvented. The 2012 report shows that Boston is enjoying three decades of sustained building, increased ethnic diversity and solid job growth, but challenges remain.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-161  Massachusetts  Boston  metros  economic-development-news  innovation 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
Inside Boston’s ‘Innovation District’ - The Next Silicon Valley
Two years after Mayor Thomas Menino branded Boston’s southern waterfront as the city’s “Innovation District,” the area is gaining traction. And they’re doing it without a mega tech company among their tenants.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  industry-clusters  innovation  high-tech  Boston 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
Office Construction Makes Comeback in Greater Boston - The Boston Globe
Construction of office buildings is picking up pace in Greater Boston, with the growth of biotechnology companies helping revive a market that all but disappeared in the depths of the recent economic downturn.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  biotech  construction  Boston  regional-reports 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
A Biotech Building Boom -
The pharmaceutical industry is cutting back these days, but you would never know it from the construction underway by Pfizer Inc.
biotech  life-sciences  industry-reports  corporate-real-estate  this-week-148  around-the-web  twitterfeed  commercial-real-estate  Boston  san-francisco  industry-clusters 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District - Innovation Economy -
Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan Pier. And the city officials nudging the project along seem to hope it will develop into something like Microsoft's NERD Center, which hosts dozens of community events each week in Kendall Square.
innovation-hubs  high-tech  Boston  this-week-146  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Mid-size biotechs making their way -
With a flurry of new drug applications filed or approved recently, some promising Boston area companies have been moving from research to commercialization and emerging as more formidable players on the local biotechnology scene.
industry-reports  biotech  regional-reports  Boston  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Hollywood, Nashville, New York, and Boston: In the battle for the best talent, the 'Avis strategy' doesn't work - Innovation Economy -
If you are an ambitious young person and you want to make it in the movies, country music, or advertising, you know where to go: Hollywood, Nashville, and New York.

If you want to get in line to be the next Zuckerberg or Jobs, you head for the Valley.

Why do people come to Boston?
workforce-development  economic-development-news  around-the-web  regional-reports  Boston  twitterfeed  this-week-141 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The tech cluster glut -
Boston has four major medical and biotech clusters in various stages of assemblage. They’re all competing with Cambridge. Increasingly, it’s looking like Crosstown, the mayor’s last attempt at research-driven neighborhood-building, will be the odd cluster out, a victim of the city’s successes along the South Boston waterfront
regional-reports  boston  high-tech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed  research&development 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
DEAL OF THE WEEK: Pharma Firm Injects Life -
A development team is breaking ground on a new Boston headquarters for drug manufacturer Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in one of the largest private construction projects to move forward since the recession.
taxes-incentives  headquarters  regional-reports  boston  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Mass. cleantech innovation fueled by research, community, collaboration - Mass High Tech Business News
ne of the reasons that the Boston area produces more scientific breakthroughs than cities double its size, according to the study, is because there are so many researchers working side-by-side and collaborating on a daily basis.
regional-reports  boston  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed  innovation-hubs  research&development 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
How do we make Boston a more awesome place for young entrepreneurs with big ideas? - Innovation Economy @
This week, my wonderful editor at the Globe asked me to put together a few pieces on "the road to awesome," focusing on ways that Boston could do a better job of holding onto young, post-collegiate entrepreneurs. And it's hard to do that without comparing the Hub to two places with pretty powerful tractor beams right now: New York and the Bay area.
innovation-hubs  startup  regional-reports  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed  boston 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Boston needs a startup culture - The Boston Globe
Boston’s economy is rich in innovation and diversity. But compared to Silicon Valley, and some may argue New York, it is not the marquee destination for tech entrepreneurs and innovators.
startup  innovation-hubs  boston  high-tech  workforce-development  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment

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