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N2 Innovation District
July 19, 2017

N2 Innovation District names director

The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber announced the appointment of Chuck Tanowitz as director of its N-Squared Innovation District economic development initiative. In the newly-established role, Tanowitz will oversee efforts to promote, market and grow the N-Squared Innovation District to innovation economy businesses and employees while...

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N2 Innovation District
July 19, 2017
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N2 District campaign exceeds goal

Efforts to promote the N-Squared Innovation District as a suburban innovation hub have taken another leap forward with the successful completion of a fundraising campaign that will provide for the hiring of a full-time director and the creation of a new graphical identity and marketing campaign. The...

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N2 Innovation District
July 13, 2017

Walkability the focus at Regional Real Estate Forum

At the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Real Estate Forum, planner and walkability expert Jeff Speck will help the local real estate community understand what makes a truly walkable neighborhood and how the idea of “complete streets” is the right...

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N2 Innovation District
June 28, 2017
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SharkNinja’s new N2 HQ makes a splash

Another major innovator has opened a new global headquarters in the N-Squared Innovation District. SharkNinja, a pioneer in the small household appliance sector, took the wraps off of its new home on A Street in Needham in June, just around the corner ...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 07, 2017

Kathryn Ellis has been appointed the Newton’s new economic development director

Ellis fills a vacancy that has been open since Nancy Hyde departed last September. "Ellis efforts in Newton will focus on furthering Newton’s innovation economy, assisting Newton’s current businesses to grow and prosper, and attracting new business to the city," said Newton Planning Director, Barney...

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N2 Innovation District / Newton
June 02, 2017

Newton takes steps to enhance biotech status

By Chuck Tanowitz Working with recombinant DNA — the technology used in making insulin and other biologic drugs — is common in the biotech and pharmaceutical world. So much so, that it’s now more difficult to find a lab that...

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New England Mobile Book Fair Strikes Deal to Stay in Newton

The New England Mobile Book Fair, an institution that has been a key part of the literary community of the Newton area for more than a half-century, has found a new home on Needham Street in the N2 Innovation District. The new site is the Marshalls Plaza,...

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NBCU’s arrival would create N2 ‘media hub’

  Another major media company is making a long-term investment in the N-Squared Innovation District. NBCUniversal and Normandy Real Estate partners are planning to build a $125 million “world class broadcast and digital media center” at Founders Park in Needham. The 165,000-square foot facility would house the new local...

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N2 Innovation District
May 08, 2017
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Baker: Needham St./Highland Ave funds are ‘locked-in’

By Ellen Ishkanian It took Gov. Charlie Baker nearly 40 minutes to get to a local topic that was likely on the minds of many in the packed ballroom at the chamber’s annual Spring Business...

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