N² = Innovation
Welcome to the N2 Innovation Corridor website, your resource to events and opportunities along I-95 in Newton and Needham. We’re part of a public-private initiative designed to promote the area as a destination for technology companies, start-ups and other innovators. Our inner suburban communities offer easy access to the Boston area but with our own unique amenities, access, affordability and talent.
Watch the Needham Channel’s coverage of the recent announcement that Newton and Needham have received funds for a redesign of Needham Street and Highland Ave.
Comprised of nearly 500 acres of commercial, educational, retail and recreational land along the Newton-Needham line, the N2 Innovation Corridor is home to some of the nation’s fastest growing and most well-known innovation companies. In addition to being the new location of TripAdvisor’s world headquarters, which opened in the summer of 2015, it’s also home to PTC, Turbine, SharkNinja (formerly Europro), Verastem, CyberArk, Big Belly Solar, Karyopharm Therapeutics and others.
And the N2 Corridor is expected to expand further in the next few years with plans already in place to add affordable housing, pubs and restaurants while improving roadways, bike lanes and sidewalks.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration recently awarded a grant to advance economic development in N2 Corridor. The EDA grant has been matched with an additional investment from local businesses and non-profits and from the City of Newton and Town of Needham and will fund a year-long competitiveness study and create a marketing plan as the Corridor enters a period of marked expansion and development.
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