Resources Page

Practical Information for International Startups Landing or Considering to Land in New England’s Technology Innovation Ecosystem 

Immigration/Visas

Directory of Visa Categories
   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html

Non-Immigrant and Immigrant U.S. Visas
   https://www.hartford.edu/international-center/files/pdf/visatypes.pdf

U.S.Work Visa Options for Entrepreneurs
   https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2018/11/14/u-s-work-visa-options-for-entrepreneurs-a-beginners-guide/#20e7df964203

Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program (GEIR)
   https://innovation.masstech.org/projects-and-initiatives/global-entrepreneur-residence-pilot-program

Human Resources

MA Paid Medical and Family Leave Program
   https://www.natlawreview.com/article/massachusetts-governor-signs-law-establishing-paid-family-and-medical-leave-program

US Tax Incentive Programs

Opportunity Zones in Massachusetts
   https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/12/19/Opportunity%20Zones%20in%20Massachsuetts.pdf

Opportunity Zones FAQs
   https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions

What is a Foreign Trade Zone?
   https://www.trade.gov/enforcement/ftz/

Foreign Trade Zone – Brunswick Landing, ME
   http://mrra.us/ftz

Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP)
   https://www.mass.gov/service-details/economic-development-incentive-program-edip

Real Estate and School Systems

Massachusetts school systems ratings
   https://www.bostonmagazine.com/education/best-public-high-schools-boston-2018-chart

Residential and commercial real estate
   https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/best-places-to-live/s/massachusetts/

Best places to raise a family in MA
   https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/best-places-for-families/s/massachusetts/

MA Private High School SAT Scores
   https://www.privateschoolreview.com/sat-score-stats/massachusetts/high

Top 33 MA Public High School SAT Scores
   https://expo.masslive.com/news/erry-2018/08/7db1f5c3616005/massachusetts-public-schools-w.html

Exploring Locations Outside of Boston/Cambridge

Trial Run: Biotech Firms are Racing to New Clusters Outside of Cambridge
   https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/08/23/trial-run-biotech-firms-are-racing-to-new-clusters.html

Globally Focused Biophara Company Adlai Nortye Comes to Woburn
   http://woburn.wickedlocal.com/news/20180817/globally-focused-biopharma-company-adlai-nortye-comes-to-woburn

Organizational Resources for Visitors
   http://dev.masstech.org/international/visiting-massachusetts

Relocating Company Resources (MA)
   http://dev.masstech.org/masstech/programs-accelerating-innovation-commonwealth/business-assistance/relocating-company

Looking to grow your business in MA?
   http://dev.masstech.org/international/looking-grow-your-business-massachusetts

Startups Thrive in Boston’s Edges
   https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/02/14/viewpoint-for-the-real-startup-revolution-look-to.html?mc_cid=ecf9f01957&mc_eid=275932d6b4

Attracting Business to Worcester, MA 
   https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2019/03/21/8-ways-worcester-is-staging-its-comeback-to-attrac.html

MA SouthCoast Supports High-Tech Textile Companies
   https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190315/fall-river-company-wants-to-keep-textile-industry-alive-by-weaving-in-high-tech

Where Should You Locate Your Business? Here Are 5 Vital Things to Consider
   https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/331343

Industry Sector Reports

Research and Reports on MA Industry Sectors
   http://dev.masstech.org/masstech/programs-accelerating-innovation-commonwealth/research-and-reports

Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report
  https://www.masscec.com/2020-massachusetts-clean-energy-industry-report

Maine’s Green Economy Industry Report
   https://www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/publications/pdf/GreenEconomyReport.pdf

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Initiatives
   https://www.masscec.com/offshore-wind

MA Water Technology Industry Roadmap
   http://files.masscec.com/research/MassachusettsWaterTechnologyIndustryRoadmap.pdf

Mass Life Sciences Impact Report
  https://www.masslifesciences.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2019-Annual-Report_final_w.links_.pdf

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) Industry Snapshot
  hhttps://www.massbiomed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-INDUSTRY-SNAPSHOT-ONLINE-FINAL-Aug-2019.pdf

MA Robotics Cluster Report
   https://www.masstech.org/research-and-analysis/massachusetts-robotics-cluster

UMass Dartmouth white paper on Building the Blue Economy
   https://www.umassd.edu/media/umassdartmouth/outreach/SouthCoast-Blue-Economy-White-Paper.pdf

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster Supply Chain Database
   https://database.neesc.org/

MassCEC Feasibility Study of Water Technology Demonstration Centers
   https://files-cdn.masscec.com/2018.10.11%20Feasibility%20Study.pdf

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan
   https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-ocean-management-plan

2019 Carbon Free Boston Report
   https://www.greenribboncommission.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Carbon-Free-Boston-Report-web.pdf

Maine Industries – Invest in Maine
  https://www.investinmaine.net/

Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Station Planning Tool 
  http://chfcc.org/hydrogen-fueling-station-planning-tool/

2018 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plan (for each Northeast state)
  hhttp://neesc.org/publications/2018_roadmaps/

Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine: Vision and Roadmap for Maine’s Forest Products Sector
  https://www.mdf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FORMaine_Report_DL.pdf

The Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy
  https://masstech.org/sites/mtc/files/documents/2019-Index/MAInnovationEconomyIndex-2019Edition.pdf

MA Digital Health Council Report, July 2019
https://massdigitalhealth.org/sites/mehi/files/documents/Digital_Health_Cluster/MA%20Digital%20Health%20Council%20Report%20FINAL_WEB%2009102019.pdf

Boston Cleantech Report by Swissnex Boston
  https://www.swissnexboston.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/09/BostonCleantech_Report2020.pdf

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Ten-Year Impact Report
  https://files-cdn.masscec.com/reports/_10-year-digital-pages%20final%20final.pdf

Maine Aquaculture Industry Financial Benchmarking Report
  https://maineaqua.org/benkmarking

Industry Supply Chain Directories

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory
  https://www.masscec.com/massachusetts-offshore-wind-supply-chain-directory

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Supply Chain Directory
   https://database.neesc.org/

Composites Alliance of Rhode Island
   https://ricomposites.com

Funding Programs

MA Life Sciences Funding Programs
   http://www.masslifesciences.com/programs/

MassCEC Funding Opportunities, Innovate Clean Energy
   https://www.masscec.com/innovate-clean-energy/funding-opportunities

Maine Technology Institute funding opportunities
   https://www.mainetechnology.org/mti-funding/

MassVentures 
   https://www.mass-ventures.com/

Opportunity Zone Fund Directory
   https://www.ncsha.org/resource/opportunity-zone-fund-directory

Opportunity Funds List
   https://www.novoco.com/resource-centers/opportunity-zone-resource-center/opportunity-funds-listing

List of Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds 
   https://qozmarketplace.com/list-of-qualified-opportunity-zone-funds/

Investor Organizations

Slater Technology Fund – Rhode Island
  http://www.slaterfund.com

Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG)
   http://cevg.com/

Golden Seeds – Angel Investors in Women-Led Businesses
   https://goldenseeds.com/

PRIME Coalition – Charitable Capital for Climate Change Solutions
   https://primecoalition.org/

Life Science Nation – Investor Platform for Life Science Ventures
   http://www.lifesciencenation.com/investor-platform/

Massachusetts Government Resources

Massachusetts Government Resources – listing
   http://www.masslifesciences.com/resources/government/

Directory of Foreign Government and Business Resources
   http://dev.masstech.org/International/directory-foreign-government-and-business-resources

Consular Corps in Massachusetts
  https://www.mass.gov/consular-corps-in-massachusetts

Boston Entrepreneur Resources

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Innovation
  https://bostoninnovationguide.com/

StartHub: Greater Boston’s Guide to the Startup Community
   https://www.starthub.org/

International Business Resources

Translation and Interpretation
   Rapport International, https://www.rapporttranslations.com/