Innovation Happens Here

Please support the N2 Innovation District Economic Development Campaign

Newton and Needham are home to some of the nation’s most innovative thinkers. With a changing local landscape, it’s now time to give those innovators a place to start and grow their businesses that is close to home.

That's why the City of Newton, Town of Needham and the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber have teamed to create the N-Squared Innovation District.

Located along the Newton/Needham line, this 500-acre area already boasts some great companies, from household names like TripAdvisor and Shark Ninja, to companies like PTC that are changing how products get made. Then there are the small and midsized companies that are changing education, finding cures for cancer and creating smarter cities.

Growing the Innovation District now – while our economy is hot and new companies are expanding – couldn’t be more time sensitive. That’s why we’re undertaking this fundraising effort.

Based on the recommendations of economic development experts retained by the chamber, we’ve created a plan designed to bring economic growth in our region for decades to come by:

  • Appointing a full time N2 Innovation District Director who will lead our business attraction and retention efforts; create relevant programs and events for the district; and expand on our advocacy for transportation, workforce housing and infrastructure improvements.
  • Creating marketing materials, campaigns, tours and attend conferences designed to promote N2 regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Building a robust website and social media presence to market and promote the district and properties to the world’s best businesses, entrepreneurs and talent and to serve as a resource for those already doing business and living in the region.

We have already started building momentum with regular meetings, district events and a strong media campaign, but we can’t reach our full potential without your help.

We’re looking to businesses and individuals to launch this effort with donations. The chamber has set a $325,000 goal to fully fund our staffing and marketing efforts for the next two years. Your financial investment will ensure that we have the resources to promote and market the entire N2 Innovation District as a destination where the best businesses, talent and community converge.

Please help us turn this area into one of the hottest innovation districts in the country by donating today. 

To make an individual donation: 

To become a corporate sponsor, follow this link to view complete packages. 

If you’d like more information, please contact Chamber President Greg Reibman at 617-244-1688 or


Center 128







Needham Bank







Village Bank


The Davis Companies


Mount Ida College







Muzi Motors

Maric, Inc.

Chris Steele (Investment Consulting Associates)

Joyce Plotkin

Babson College

John Brennan (Pinnacle Print Group)

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