Boston stands out when comparing start-up ecosystems and university performance in cities across the globe

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

While the Bay Area might be most synonymous with innovation, Boston is quickly giving the West Coast powerhouse a run for its money. Just this week, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation named Boston #1 in the country for entrepreneurial growth and innovation. That comes on the heels of a several other similar accolades for the city in recent months.

Now, a new report from JLL reveals that Boston once again stands on top, this time when looking at the relationship between world-class universities and innovation ecosystems.

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As the chart above shows, Boston is among those cities that combine quality institutions, specialized industry knowledge and a capacity to incubate valuable ideas better than any other. Our institutional depth and networks here, along with supportive regulatory and living conditions, have enabled Boston to become a world-class center of innovation.

For more information, I encourage you to download the complete report, Benchmarking the Future World of Cities, which takes a deeper look into the diverse categories against which cities are now evaluated, and the evolving ways in which indices and benchmarking studies measure them.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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