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Innovation District Redefining Startup Ecosystems

"In January 2010, during is fifth innaugural address, then Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared his vision to redevelop the city's Seaport District into a new 'Innovation District'. 'A new approach is called for on the waterfront,' he said, 'one that is both more deliberate and more experimental. Together, we should develop these thousand acres into a hub for knowledge workers and creative jobs.'

 

Emerging in urban centers across the country, city-level innovation disctricts are geographically distinct areas, intended to attract cutting-edge companies, research institutions, startups, accelerators, and other related entities, creating a dense community of innovators and entrepreneurs..."

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Editorial: Driven by choices

Beacon Hill is considering legislation that would ban Uber and Lyft from picking up passengers at Logan Airport and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. But the agency that runs the Seaport convention mecca — to its credit — isn’t waiting to see whether this bit of naked protectionism for taxi companies wins the day.


The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority plans to designate specific pickup spots for passengers who choose to summon a ride on their smartphones, rather than waiting in line at the cab stand.

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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GE Moving to Boston Seaport

"General Electric On Wednesday announced it will move its headquarters to Boston, making the iconic industrial giant the biggest company ever to relocate to the City and cementing the region's reputation as a magnet for innovation.

 

The Decision by GE to move its headquarters - and deliver about 800 jobs - from suburban Connecticut to the Seaport District follows a feverish campaign by Massachusetts officials, who beat out New York, Providence, and several other cities."

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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GE Moving to Boston Seaport

"General Electric On Wednesday announced it will move its headquarters to Boston, making the iconic industrial giant the biggest company ever to relocate to the City and cementing the region's reputation as a magnet for innovation.

 

The Decision by GE to move its headquarters - and deliver about 800 jobs - from suburban Connecticut to the Seaport District follows a feverish campaign by Massachusetts officials, who beat out New York, Providence, and several other cities."

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Ride Sharing Legislation's Impact on the BCEC and Seaport District

"The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is warning that the bill to regulate Uber and Lyft now before the Legislature could cut the popular ride-hailing services from a large swath of South Boston’s booming Seaport District.

 

A measure that would give licensed taxis five years of exclusive rights to the BCEC would force the convention center to use a “geo-fence,” or electronic blocker, to restrict the app-based ride-hailing services from accessing customers there, said James Folk, the BCEC’s transportation director."

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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