We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters 2016 examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.

Boston is the #1 city in the U.S. for fostering entrepreneurial growth

Across the country, startup growth starts with community building. A review of dozens of key indicators landed Boston the #1 city in the nation for fostering entrepreneurial growth and innovation. Although The Bay Area was the clear leader across most index categories, its poor performance in the ecosystem connectivity survey suggests that the competitive nature of the region may be reducing collaboration among startups, government, corporates and institutions, bumping it to the #2 spot.
When thinking about building their own digital economies, city leaders need to start with the basics but prepare to move beyond them to remain competitive.

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Innovation That Matters 2015 Report

 

Innovation That Matters 2015

Fluid, open networks are the most important element in fostering vibrant communities of civic entrepreneurship because they connect diverse stakeholders within an industry and bridge cultural gaps to allow for effective collaboration.

Driving innovation that matters in highly regulated industries requires enabling connections between broad groups of people and institutions to break down silos and promote network growth.