Newton-Needham Regional Chamber launches major effort to build and promote the N-Squared Innovation District

Fundraising Campaign is One of a Number of Key Moves to Build and Promote the District The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber recently announced it has taken major steps toward building, establishing and promoting the N2 Innovation District. Six months after releasing a report detailing the viability of creating an innovation-driven economy in the area, the chamber […]

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Kaminario Raises $75 Million

The all-flash storage company continues to power digital transformation and cloud adoption  Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, announced on Tuesday, Jan 10 it has secured $75 million in a new round of financing, bringing the company’s total funding to $218 million. The latest round was led by Waterwood, a private equity firm that invests […]

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N2’s hidden gems- small independent businesses make the district unique

By Gail Spector The N2 Innovation District is gaining recognition as the home of well-known companies like TripAdvisor, CyberArk, PTC and Big Belly Solar. But innovation in the area is not limited to technology-oriented companies. N2 is also dotted with hidden gems employing unusual business models, offering hard-to-beat prices, and catering to devoted customer bases. […]

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Boston Ballet moving to Newton Nexus

Boston Ballet will be relocating and expanding the Boston Ballet School Newton Studio to 153 Needham St. in the N2 Innovation District. The new studio will be located within the new Newton Nexus complex, which will also include Bfresh, a boutique grocery store and a mix of retail, restaurants and office space. The school’s current […]

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Northland unveils new vision for N-Squared Innovation District

In the parking lot outside of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Offices on Needham Street, Northland Development Corporation recently unveiled a vision that will transform 27 acres of outdated buildings and windswept asphalt into a thriving village that has the power to remake the N2 Innovation District. The preliminary concept calls for 950 market rate and affordable apartments […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Welcomes Tim Connelly as Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Executive Director

Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the appointment of Needham native, Timothy J. Connelly as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Connelly was most recently a General Partner at Brown Brothers Harriman, an international financial services firm. His appointment is effective immediately. “Tim Connelly possesses deep experience as a manager of complex organizations, and as […]

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Boston Ballet moving to Newton Nexus

Boston Ballet will be relocating and expanding the Boston Ballet School Newton Studio to 153 Needham St. in the N2 Innovation District. The new studio will be located within the new Newton Nexus complex, which will also include Bfresh, a boutique grocery store and a mix of retail, restaurants and office space. The school’s current […]

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EverPresent Acquires Play it Again Video, Moves 35 Jobs to New Newton Headquarters

EverPresent has acquired Play it Again Video, a respected video and film transfer laboratory established in 1986 and based in Newton Centre.  EverPresent, headquartered in the N-Squared Innovation District, offers a host of services, from digitizing old photos and videos, to organizing digital files saved in multiple locations, to creating custom albums and videos for […]

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Say hello to the N2 Innovation District

Say goodbye to the N2 Corridor. Based on a suggestion from Camoin, the economic development specialists we worked with this past year and after careful consideration by everyone involved, we will now be known as the N2 Innovation District. It’s a minor adjustment, but we realized that an “innovation district” is easy to understand and […]

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Newton Nexus to bring grocery store, other amenities, to Needham Street

Crosspoint Associates broke ground in late June on a new mixed-used development at the former TripAdvisor site on Needham Street called Newton Nexus. Newton Nexus will transform three vacant office buildings into a 143,000 square foot community-oriented retail destination, including a grocery store, restaurants and apparel offerings, the company announced. Boston Ski & Tennis, who […]

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