Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MassAdvantage: The economic ecosystem of Massachusetts

Amid threats of government shutdowns in Washington and ferocious tax and spending debates in state capitols across the country, we have lost sight of the real issue: Economic growth across the country remains mostly flat.

Fortunately, Massachusetts is an outlier, a beacon of hope. That's because our state has an enduring tradition of innovation, dating way back to John Adams and his fellow patriots, who dared to dream that a country of immigrants could be free to determine its destiny. This kind of disruptive thinking is the most important ingredient to our state's long tradition of innovation and invention. We have invented or developed a remarkable string of innovations, including anesthesia, radar, microwave technology, the computer, biotechnology, nanotechnology, email, and, perhaps most notably, the Internet itself.


This article, by Vin Bisceglia, MassTLC Trustee and Partner at Genovation Capital, appeared in Mass High Tech, and is part of a 12-part series about the "MassTLC 2020 Challenge" to grow the tech sector by 100,000 jobs over the coming decade.

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