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Boston’s Seaport District “Fundamental Shift”

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Boston Seaport in Revival By MAURA WEBBER SADOVI - Courtesy of:  Wall Street Journal For years Boston civic and business leaders have dreamed of developing the city's Seaport District, a collection of aging industrial buildings and parking lots separated from downtown by an old shipping channel. That dream is steadily gaining traction as indicated by the recent purchase by DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC of four buildings in the district for $107 million. The buildings … [Read more...]

NECN Report “Boston’s Innovation District”

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BIO highlights Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  NECN (NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) - As much as the BIO International 2012 convention is showcasing Boston and Massachusetts as an international hub for biotechnology and biomedical companies, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center event is also showcasing how much the area around the BCEC – the Innovation District – has become a life sciences cluster within Boston-Cambridge. Maybe nothing has done more to put this area on the map as … [Read more...]

Office Building for State Street Bank Slated for Fort Point Channel Center

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State Street Corp. to get tax break for waterfront building By Casey Ross, Globe Staff | Article Courtesy of:  BOSTON.COM Boston officials will give State Street Corp. $11.5 million in tax cuts to construct a new office building on the South Boston waterfront, part of the city’s effort to transform the once shabby industrial neighborhood into a thriving district of new homes, businesses, and retail stores. The tax deal announced today will help finance construction of an 11-story … [Read more...]

Boston’s Innovation District and Mayor Menino Spur Waterfront Economic Development

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Boston’s Innovation District Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurship November Congress of Cities to Spotlight Boston's Success by J. Katie McConnell In January 2010, as Mayor Thomas M. Menino began his fifth consecutive term as Boston’s mayor, he launched a new approach to spur economic development along the city's waterfront. The mayor called for a strategy that was more deliberate and experimental to create jobs, provide housing opportunities and build upon the city’s many … [Read more...]

South Boston Waterfront Innovation District & Seaport Continue to Grow

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High-tech firms find fertile turf in South Boston Low rents, amenities boost Innovation District By Michael B. Farrell It’s not Kendall Square. Not yet. But two years after Mayor Thomas M. Menino branded a swath of the South Boston Waterfront as the Innovation District - a bid to lure big Web companies and start-ups alike - a healthy crop of technology companies is moving in. Office rents are low, at least for Boston, and the neighborhood is catching on; any company looking … [Read more...]

“The Menino Effect” Economic Development 2011

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Supporting Businesses in Boston 2011 Article Courtesy of:  Boston Redevelopment Authority The Economic Development team created and retained over 4,600 jobs in nearly 100 companies in the industries of life science, green technology, industrial manufacturing, creative economy, and retail. In June in the Innovation District, the largest privately funded construction site in the nation broke ground.  The site will serve as Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters.  The $800 million … [Read more...]

$69 million Marine Industrial Park Project Planned for Boston’s Seaport District

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Daniel Johnson to lead $69 million American Seafood Exchange Project Article Courtesy of:  D.C. Denison, Globe Staff | Boston.com Daniel Johnson of IN-SITE LLC, Project Advisory will serve as project director for the American Seafood Exchange, a $69 million project planned for Boston’s Seaport District, the company announced today. Johnson, who has overseen numerous large-scale industrial projects, will guide the seafood processing and distribution center from its current stage – … [Read more...]

Menino Pushes South Boston Waterfront Construction of “Micro-Apartments”

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Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to Waterfront By Casey Ross Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/File Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as small as 375 square feet - barely enough to squeeze in a bed, bathroom, and galley kitchen The tiny apartments that are a staple of New York City may soon be more available in Boston. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as … [Read more...]

Charles River or the Seaport District? “Imagination & Implementation” Harvard Innovation Lab Opens

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Platform for innovation and entrepreneurship debuts in Allston Article Courtesy of:  Harvard Gazette Harvard University officially launches the Harvard Innovation Lab today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The ceremony will be followed by an open house and self-guided tours of the Allston facility. The Innovation Lab, or i-lab, is designed to foster team-based and entrepreneurial … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

Boston Magazine: “Mayor Menino Anti Social”

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  Menino Needs to Update His Facebook Status Article Courtesy of:  Boston Magazine BY Janelle Nanos POSTED ON 11/8/2011 The mayor needs to hold down his Wall before he can dream of wooing Zuckerberg to Boston. Mayor Menino, this is your moment. After touting your Innovation District for more than a year, you got the push you needed — twice — from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in recent days. Two weeks ago, Zuckerberg noted that he took Facebook west because Boston’s VC community … [Read more...]

Innovation District Progress Slowed by Inadequate Internet Services

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Boston's Innovation District to get high-speed Internet, at last Kyle AlspachVC Editor - Boston Business Journal Located near the South Boston waterfront, the city’s “Innovation District” houses dozens of tech startups. More are arriving every month. It’s also a place with a paradox: Internet service is actually pretty slow in parts of the Innovation District. On Thursday, the city and Comcast said work is finally under way to change that. After months of planning, Mayor Thomas … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – MassChallenge Winners Split $1 Million

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Meet the 17 MassChallenge Teams That Split $1 Million in Prize Money Article Courtesy of: BostInnovation During the 2011 MassChallenge Awards ceremony, 17 companies were granted a piece of the $1 million in prize money. Three teams took home $100k prizes and 14 took home $50k prizes. The event was held at the Boston Convention Center and included inspiring talks from Mayor Menino, Bert Jacobs (founder of Life is Good), Deval Patrick and Scott Case from Startup … [Read more...]

KHJ Brand Activation Moving to Boston Innovation District

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KHJ plans move to Boston’s Seaport District By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Branding firm KHJ Brand Activation said it is planning to relocate from Charlestown to larger space in Boston’s Seaport District early next year. With 38 employees, KHJ said it currently occupies nearly 10,000 square feet of space in Charlestown. The firm said it plans to hire additional staff after it completes its relocation to nearly 15,000 square feet of space in … [Read more...]

To Date – 70 New Companies Have Moved to Boston’s Innovation District

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Innovation District is bringing new energy to Boston Article Courtesy of:  Boston Homes Boston is the sixth most economically powerful city in the world, Mayor Thomas M. Menino told business leaders last month at a forum about the waterfront, sponsored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. It is ahead of Beijing, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. That’s pretty significant, considering Boston’s size. Tokyo ranked number one, followed by New York City. Chicago fell in … [Read more...]

NAIOP on the Boston Seaport District – “HOT”

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Seaport: The Hottest Neighborhood in Boston by David Begelfer Article Courtesy of:  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties If attendance is any indicator, the record-breaking 700 registrants at NAIOP’s “Windows on the Waterfront” event confirmed that the newly-rebranded Innovation District in the Boston Seaport district is indeed hot.  This is the year when the long-awaited neighborhood became a reality, spurred in large part by two key events – Vertex’s initial … [Read more...]

44 Housing Units Proposed for the Boston Innovation District – 381 Congress Street

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CFS Seaport LLC, an affiliate of Berkeley Investments, Inc, is proposing a mixed used renovation at an existing warehouse building at 381 Congress Street. In plans filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week the proposal calls for 44 new housing units, including 28 workforce units at accessible rent price points and 16 short term rental units for use as short-term employee residences supporting area businesses. The approximately 35,000 square feet of housing is planned for the … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: Babson College

Innovation District Officially Welcomes Babson College to Boston WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston's Innovation District and Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed new neighbor, Babson College, into its Summer Street location as Babson College officially opened the site for graduate school courses, lectures and events. This satellite campus is in addition to Babson's home base in Wellesley, MA, and its satellite campus in San Francisco. Babson Boston will … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight

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From incubator to ‘coup: Wiggio has settled in the Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  Innovation District By Shannon Lehotsky, Wiggio Wiggio’s been sort of a vagrant for the past year:  We started out working in a house in Cambridge, then we moved into the new MassChallange offices, and now we’ve settled into the BoCoup Loft on Congress Street. We call our first location in Cambridge an “office”, but it was actually the first floor of one of our angel investor’s houses.  … [Read more...]

Babson College: Boston Innovation District 101

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Hub mayor welcomes Babson to Innovation District By Thomas Grillo  |   Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed Babson College to the Hub’s Seaport District today as the top-ranked business school for educating entrepreneurs opened a satellite campus on Summer Street. “There’s no doubt that you are blazing a trail for other universities,” Menino said. “When we announced Babson was coming, I got three phone calls from other universities. … [Read more...]

BRA Director Peter Meade: South Boston Waterfront & Boston Thriving

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BRA Chief Meade: Investors think Boston’s hot By State House News Service Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States. Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, addressing a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, described projects on the drawing board in … [Read more...]

Boston’s latest mega-project aims to immerse businesses in a lifestyle of innovation

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A ‘hood for Innovation By Jason Hagerman Article Courtesy of:  Bio Business Canada At a breakfast meeting in May 2010, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced to his audience the city was developing a 1,000-acre Innovation District on the South Boston waterfront. The city already boasts four life science clusters with varying degrees of success, and competitive biotech bastion Cambridge is ever-present across the Charles River. But, Menino said, the Innovation District would be something … [Read more...]

GETFUSED Newest Addition to Boston Innovation District

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Joining the growing cluster of business which now call the Innovation District home, digital marketing agency, Getfused, has announced its relocation to 285 Summer Street. Getfused provides digital marketing strategies, website design, content management systems, custom application development, mobile application development, and search engine optimization services to clients around the world, including Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, Harpoon Brewery, Legal Sea Foods, Big Sister of … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News – Allen & Gerritsen Moving to Seaport East

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Ad firm Allen & Gerritsen headed to Innovation District By Brendan Lynch  |   Monday, August 22, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com Boston’s Innovation District has landed another big name as advertising agency Allen & Gerritsen is moving to the South Boston Waterfront. A&G will move to Seaport East in September 2012 from its current offices in Watertown and Newton. The agency said it plans to hire an additional 50 employees after the move. The new office will include a … [Read more...]

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