In Brief

Innovation Debrief: Boston spotlights important retail, health, education, civic endeavors and startups in Boston

On our intelligence portal and throughout our reports, we couldn’t help but notice the sheer number of innovative ideas being developed in Boston. With a high density of startups, its diverse residents and a supportive civic infrastructure, the city serves as an incubator for progress.

And why not?

Boston is one of America’s oldest cities and has inspired generations of revolutionary dreamers and visionaries. Author Oliver Wendell Holmes once quipped that Boston is the “hub of the solar system” for its importance in both commercial and political matters. Today, the city is home to numerous prestigious institutions like MIT and Harvard, which act as beacons for the world’s brightest minds to congregate, collaborate and create together. New projects like the city’s Innovation District are being built to foster experimentation.

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