N2 Corridor

N² = Innovation

Welcome to the N2 Innovation District 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.

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N-Squared Economic Development Project presentation, recorded June 28, 2016 at Mount Ida College

Bringing the innovation economy to the inner suburbs

Comprised of nearly 500 acres of commercial, educational, retail and recreational land along the Newton-Needham line, the N2 Innovation District (formally known as the N2 Innovation Corridor) is home to some of the nation’s fastest growing and best-known innovation companies. In addition to being the new location of TripAdvisor’s world headquarters, key employers include PTC, Turbine, SharkNinja (formerly Europro), Verastem, CyberArk, Big Belly Solar, Karyopharm Therapeutics, among others.

And the N2 Innovation District is expected to expand further in the next few years with plans already in place to add hundreds of units of apartments and condominiums, a grocery store, two new hotels, restaurants and retail plus the addition of a dedicated exit ramp into the corridor from I-95 and already funded plans to improve other roadways and add bike lanes and sidewalks.


In June of 2016, the Newton-Needham Chamber in partnership with the City of Newton and Town of Needham released a ‘The N2 Innovation Corridor Economic Development & Marketing Strategy;” a comprehensive analysis of market and industry trends and roadmap from bringing the innovation economy to two of greater Boston’s most- desirable inner suburbs. READ THE REPORT HERE.



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