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By Chuck Tanowitz

Over the past four years, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, in partnership with the City of Newton and the Town of Needham, has embarked on an effort to attract innovation economy businesses,
entrepreneurs and employees to two-square miles of office parks and retail corridors near the Charles River and I-95. We branded this initiative the
N2 Innovation District and have seen some success in attracting technology, life
sciences, media and other businesses to the area.
N2 grew out of the realization that the innovation economy drives Massachusetts’ economy. To ensure that our local tax base could sustain and