Why Boston Massachusetts

Massachusetts is an excellent place to live, work and visit. The region benefits from a rich history, excellent recreational resources and world-class cultural amenities. The region compares favorably to other major U.S. metropolitan areas when considering nearly every significant quality of life factor. World class health care facilities, excellent public transportation, and a relatively low crime rate are among the region’s many superlatives.

With the highest concentration of college students in the country, Massachusetts provides a pool of high quality talent

Location and Logistics

Massachusetts provides affordability and access to major highways, airports, and rail transportation. Boston Logan International Airport offers nonstop flights to 46 destinations including Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Tokyo, and other destinations across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The state is also home to 6 deep-water seaports making for easy access to European markets and beyond.

Accelerator program

Entrepreneurs participating in the Boston accelerator program are granted free office space in the Innovation and Design Building designed to enable diversity, flexibility, identity and community.

This 26,000 square foot space creates something like a watering hole, attracting people and organizations to contribute value to the entrepreneurs at the source of activity. On any given day, it is common to find a wide range of experts and startup enthusiasts looking to engage.

Engaging with MassChallenge’s Boston program offers a wealth of opportunity for international entrepreneurs to enter the US market. Massachusetts’ immense university, innovation, and other resources in every industry are some of the best in the country.

Access to Talent

Massachusetts has the highest concentration of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, as well as the highest concentration of science and engineering degrees in the country. The state was ranked first in K-12 Achievement conducted by Education Week in 2014. With the highest concentration of college students in the country, Massachusetts provides a ready pool of high quality talent.

Access to Leading Research Institutions

The World’s leading hospitals and research centers in healthcare, biotechnology, and information technology are based in Massachusetts. For one, the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, and more recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management. It is often cited as among the world's top universities.

Access to Capital

Massachusetts has been ranked first in access to capital by CNBC in 2014 and is a national center of venture capital and angel investing.

Massachusetts was ranked first in the Quality of Life Index by Forbes in 2014

Quality of Life

Birthplace of the American Revolution and home to numerous cultural institutions, Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live, learn, and have fun. Massachusetts was ranked first in the Quality of Life Index by Forbes in 2014 and leads the nation in primary and secondary school education. Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, The Berkshires, and Harvard University are just a few of the places you must have visited once in you life! 


From the first mutual fund to the first use of anesthesia to the first subway system, Massachusetts has led the way in innovation and ingenuity. In fact, Massachusetts’ ingenuity has led to the creation of entire new industries such as biotechnology, computers, software, plastics, telecommunications, and advanced materials.

Companies big and small, foreign and domestic, all find that a unique set of conditions exists in Massachusetts to give them the competitive advantage necessary to succeed and innovate in today’s marketplace.

Focus industries

Boston Massachusetts is a major center for Information Technology, Life Sciences, Financial & Insurance Services, Information Technology, Creative, Marketing & Media, Manufacturing and Marine & Harbour.

Learn about our Focus industries.