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Boston, May 3, 2018

DEVELOPMENT

Amazon officially announced plans to continue its Boston expansion with a move into WS Development’s 430,000-square-foot Seaport Square, which is expected to be complete in 2021. The city provided the company with $5 million in tax breaks for the 2,000 jobs it will create with options to expand. Read more at BisNow.

 

TRANSPORTATION

On average, 67 Bostonians are riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle every minute of every day, according to data collected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities under a new state law regulating the industry. The ride-sharing services provided almost 35 million trips in Boston last year. Read more at The Boston Globe.

 

STARTUPS

A new round of funding led by Hyperplane Venture Capital rakes in $20 million for Cambridge-based Soft Robotics, which has developed a soft gripper that can pick and place items in food, packaging, and assembly tasks. Read more at Xconomy.

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Boston, May 3, 2018

DEVELOPMENT Amazon officially announced plans to continue its Boston expansion with a move into WS Development’s 430,000-square-foot Seaport Square, which is expected to be complete in 2021. The city provided the company with $5 million in tax breaks for the 2,000...

Boston, April 12, 2018

STARTUPS Massachusetts’ $2,269 million worth of venture capital deals in the first quarter of 2018 makes it the third highest state in the country behind New York and California, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 Quarter One MoneyTree report. Read more at...

Boston, April 9, 2018

HEALTH CARE The State Public Health Council endorsed a massive merger last week that would combine 13-hospitals, including Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health System and several other hospitals, among others. The proposal still needs...

Boston, April 4, 2018

FINANCE General Catalyst raised $1.4 billion for its ninth fund, putting it in an elite group of Massachusetts firms. Read more at The Boston Business Journal.   REGULATION Will Massachusetts be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana? Read more at...

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Boston, March 30, 2018

ECONOMY ENTREPRENEURSHIP HASN’T REALLY RECOVERED FROM THE GREAT RECESSION: Massachusetts is instead seeing an uptick in pseudo-businesses like independent contractors, Uber drivers, and freelance consultants. Think of them as BINOs — businesses in name only. READ MORE...

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Boston, March 29, 2018

REAL ESTATE HANCOCK LEAVING SEAPORT DISTRICT: John Hancock is heading back to the Back Bay, but not to the glass tower at 200 Clarendon. READ MORE AT THE BOSTON GLOBE EVENT BOSTON BUSINESS WOMEN: April Members Dinner @ Stephi’s on Tremont PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MEAL AT...

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Boston, March 27, 2018

TECHNOLOGY & WOMEN IN BUSINESS START WITH EIGHT: Tech execs are realizing that in order to hire more women, they need to meet more women. So they are starting at the beginning. READ MORE AT THE BOSTON GLOBE VENTURE CAPITAL GO BIG OR GO HOME: MA-based venture capital...

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Boston, March 26, 2018

INNOVATION HOW INNOVATIVE IS MASSACHUSSETS? A closer look into Massachusetts’ innovation economy. READ MORE AT THE BOSTON GLOBE TECHNOLOGY BOSTON TECH ROUNDUP: Desktop Metal, Nuance, Zagster, Elephant & More… READ MORE AT XCONOMY BOSTON  STARTUPS ARMORED THINGS...

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