Boston Massachusetts and Coastal New England Region

Our Region

Overview

Americas Green Card EB5 Regional Center is located in New England, including Southern Maine, Eastern Massachusetts, and plan on future projects in Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Boston is the most innovative city in the world according to innovation-cities.com the world’s largest city classification and global ranking with 445 benchmark cities classified, and top 133 cities analyst ranked this year. http://www.innovation-cities.com/innovation-cities-global-index-2012/7237 and according to Forbes, 7th the world. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efee45jeje/7-boston-mass/

 

Greater Boston ranked number one as the most talented region in the world according to GBCC’s newly published Global Talent Index measuring academic performance, educational attainment, and patent generation. The report assessed 30 leading U.S. and international metropolitan areas on the strength of each region’s talent pool and resulting innovation – areas synonymous with economic growth.

 

Economy

 

Massachusetts has the absolute best economy in the country. The state of Massachusetts has been able to hold on to first place the last five times the EconPost report has been published with its concentration of biotech, medical, software, and hardware firms. The state has continued to thrive, enjoying the fourth-highest increase in per-capita income.

 

Boston is 10th most populated city in the country, it has the 2nd lowest unemployment rating per capita, the 5th lowest unemployment ranking in the country. Boston is the mainstay for many industry leaders in various fields, several of whom have been named in the “Top 100 best companies to work for” by Fortune Magazine.

 

Many factors help New England states compete in the global economy including managerial, professional and technical jobs, workforce education, a large middle class,

foreign direct investment, IPOs, and immigration of knowledge workers.

 

Education

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New England is home to many top-ranked educational institutions in the world including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Brown, Yale, Boston College, Boston University, Suffolk, Brandeis, Emerson, Berklee, Northeastern, Trinity, Bowdoin, and Colby.

 

Boston has 50 colleges and 250,000 grads within 50 square miles making it truly Americas College Town. Boston has the 4th highest percentage of the population with bachelor’s degrees, and 3rd highest percentage of the population with advanced degrees. Boston ranks higher than any major city in the US for percentage of high school students that receive a high school diploma.

 

Boston has some of the most notable alumni around including Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook- Harvard), Richard Egan and Roger Marino (EMC-Northeastern), William Hewlett (HP- MIT), Barack Obama (President-Harvard), Ben Bernanke (Federal Reserve Bank- MIT), George W. Bush (Former President – Yale) Meredith Vieira (Today Show- Tufts), Denise Morrison (Campbell Soup Company- Boston College), Julianne Moore (Emmy Award winner- Boston University), Jay Leno (Late Night- Emerson College), John Mayer (Musician- Berklee), and T. S. Eliot (Nobel Prize winner, poet – Harvard).

 

Health

 

Some of the best hospitals in the world are located in New England including: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Dana-Farber, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Children’s Hospital Boston, McLean Hospital.

Boston has the highest life expectancy in the country for cold weather climates, the fourth highest in the country.

Going Green

 

Green Initiatives

 

Boston is among the top cities in the country for Going Green. Between improving alternative energy sources, increasing tax credit incentives for sustainable living initiatives, implementing recycling campaigns, and the leading city for environmentally friendly services. Boston boasts 3 green convention centers, 28 green-certified hotels and 29 green-certified restaurants.  A compact city layout with a transportation system allows visitors to leave their cars at home, take mass transit, harbor boat taxis, or a short ride in hybrid taxis.  As America’s Walking City, Boston is easy to get around by foot.

 

Maine is home to the world’s first company to harness the power of the tide and turn it into green energy, the Ocean Renewable Power Company.

 

Culture

 

New England offers residents and visitors elegant family neighborhoods with a deep passion for culture, art, music and fine dining. From world renowned institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Boston Ballet.  Vibrant emerging trend-setters like Institute of Contemporary Art, ArtsEmerson, American Repertory Theater, and Company One, to thriving arts education programs like Berklee College of Music, Emerson College’s Master of Arts in Theatre, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. Great shopping on Newbury Street, Copley Plaza, the Shops at the Prudential, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or for a bargain visit the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

 

Exploration centers enrich the minds of the whole family, especially great for kids, like The Museum of Science, the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the New England Aquarium.  Two hours south of Boston is the Mystic Aquarium and Science Center in Mystic, Connecticut. One hour south of Boston is the city of Providence, celebrating its historic renaissance with WaterFire on weekend summer nights, 100 bonfires on 3 rivers while music plays from around the world. Rhode Island also offers Roger Williams Park Zoo, the historical and picturesque Roger Williams Park and Botanical Gardens.

 

Two hours north of Boston, Portland Maine waterfront looks over Casco Bay and its islands, where you can experience a Maine lobster boat cruise. Portland is one of New England’s most popular contemporary destinations with restaurants featuring fresh seafood dishes, bars with live music, microbreweries like Shipyard Brewing Company and unique shops.  Meet artists at on the monthly First Friday Art Walk as art galleries and studios stay open late. Tour the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; in the Portland Museum of Art, find artists inspired by Maine, such as Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. Meet artists; galleries and studi. Hear about Portland’s pirates on a Wicked Walking Tour.

 

New Englanders love their food and take full advantage of the rich regional produce, blueberries, cranberries, real maple syrup, and fresh lobster. Clams for clambakes on the beach or the famous New England clam chowder. Fresh organic fruit and produce grown on family farms, at many you can pick your own strawberries, peaches, plums, pears, and nectarines. There’s nothing quite like the fall harvest with fresh apples, hot or cold apple cider, cider donuts, fresh honey, and pumpkins.  A wide choice of artisan cheeses and breads are available, and there are also a number of microbreweries and vineyards to be explored throughout the region.

 

The beautifully picturesque New England scenery is perfectly versatile for tranquility, fun, or adventure, including the wilderness forests, mountains, lakes, streams, waterfalls, oceans, sandy beaches, lighthouses, sailboats, miles of rocky coast of Maine to Massachusetts including Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, to the Mansion Cliffwalk in Newport, Rhode Island, and Connecticut’s Gold Coast.  Whatever your lifestyle it is available in New England – camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and horseback riding; or sports such as boating, water skiing, bicycling, kayaking, skiing, and golf.

 

Boston can be seen as the backdrop of many movies like The Town, Good Will Hunting, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, The Departed, and Fever Pitch.

 

History

New Englanders hold their independence and freedom dearly as much of the American Revolution took place in New England like the battle of Lexington and Concord, Paul Revere’s ride, and Samuel Adams was born in Boston and was the key organizer of the Boston Tea Party. His cousin, President John Adams, offered a resolution that amounted to a Declaration of Independence. born in a part of Braintree that is now known as Quincy, named after his son who also became President, John Quincy Adams, who can be thanked for the acquisitions of Florida and Oregon. Born in Boston in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution, negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the Revolutionary War. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking.

The Boston Freedom Trail takes the visitor to 16 historical sites in the course of two or three hours and covers two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past like Bunker Hill. A red brick or painted line connects the sites on the Trail and serves as a guide. The U.S.S. Constitution, known as ‘Old Ironsides’, is the oldest fully commissioned vessel in the U.S. Navy and permanently berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The famed Plymouth Plantation with the replica Mayflower help us to envision how America first became a nation. Experience Halloween like nowhere else in America Salem, at The Salem Witch Museum.

 

American poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 in Boston. With a Harvard education, he settled in Concord, Massachusetts, and became the chief spokesman for Transcendentalism, the American philosophic and literary movement. Fellow Concord resident Henry David Thoreau befriended Emerson and became exposed to Transcendentalism, and went on to write famous works like inspired by nature like Walden pond. Edgar Allen Poe famous for satirical or gothic writer with poems like the Raven was born in Boston in 1809.

 

Sports

 

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New England is home to many Champion sports teams and great venues for seeing these amazing athletes compete.  Teams located in New England include:

 

Baseball: Boston Red Sox – Boston, MA World Series Champions 2004, 2007

Hockey: Boston Bruins – Boston, MA Stanley Cup Champions 2011

Basketball: Boston Celtics – Boston, MA NBA Champions 2008

Football: New England Patriots – Foxboro, MA SuperBowl Champions 2002, 2004, 2005

Soccer: New England Revolution – Foxboro, MA

Lacrosse: Boston Cannons