Boston’s Innovation District:
Courtesy of: www.innovationdistrict.org
The Innovation District is nestled between Boston’s transportation gateways: abutting historic Boston Harbor, adjacent to Logan International Airport, and at the nexus of two major interstate highways. It also contains the largest tract of underdeveloped land in the city of Boston, an area with opportunity for growth, a strong existing knowledge base, and the ideal location for producing new ideas, new services and new products.
Boston’s Innovation District, which is 1,000 acres on the South Boston Waterfront, is a growing home to start up, research-based, and other types of innovation companies. In 2010, Mayor Thomas M. Menino launched the Innovation District strategy to enhance the already strong opportunities for innovation companies in Boston and the region. Under his leadership, the City of Boston has worked to attract a cluster of innovative companies, to build live/work housing for their employees, and to support a social infrastructure that builds connections between people, businesses, sectors, and cities.
From artists in the Fort Point to fish processers in the Marine Industrial Park, from meetings at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to conversations on the waterfront of Fan Pier, the Innovation District is 1,000 acres of Boston’s South Boston waterfront peninsula where innovation takes place.