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“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...]

Biotech Related Laboratories & Office Space Construction Continues to Drive Building Boom

Seaport Innovation District - Boston Innovation District - Biotechnology Construction Boom

Biotech driving building surge Construction ongoing on eight major structures Article Courtesy of: D.C. Denison - Globe Staff A substantial wave of commercial construction is underway in Boston and Cambridge, fueled by more biotechnology-related construction activity than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent research report from the real estate firm Richards Barry Joyce & Partners LLC. Of the eight major buildings currently under construction in the Boston … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Seaport District Attracts Federal Funding

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Hub aims to build on reputation for research funding By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston officials are seizing on the city’s status as a magnet for federal research funding in a new campaign to brand the emerging Seaport business district as an innovation center and persuade out-of-state and foreign life sciences companies to set up shop there. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Too much of a GOOD THING?

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The tech cluster glut By Paul McMorrow SOMEBODY IN Boston is about to get burned by the promise of high-tech development. 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. Research clusters exist … [Read more...]

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