Boston has been innovating for centuries. Its prowess, formulated with the race to build the first underground community powered by electricity, laid the groundwork for innovation to come.
As noted by PBS, “it was Boston — a city of so many firsts — that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway.”
You can read more on this historical feat on PBS.org.
Credit: Boston Business Journal
Boston is number one in so many ways, here is the latest one.
From the Boston Business Journal:
Boston is ranked No. 1 among the top 25 startup hubs in the U.S., according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and startup incubator 1776. The ranking means Boston is best positioned to lead the digital economy, though it has work to do when it comes to corporate engagement, the report found.
The San Francisco Bay Area is still the leader in total startup activity, but “Boston earned the top spot by having clear emphasis on next generation tech companies specializing in education, energy and healthcare industries; high quality of life ratings; and a welcoming regulatory environment for startup communities,” according to a release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.