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

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/2018-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

MA Life Sciences Impact Report 2018
   http://www.masslifesciences.com/wp-content/uploads/MLSC2018-Impact-Report.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

The Massachusetts Robotics Cluster
   https://masstech.org/research-and-analysis/massachusetts-robotics-cluster

Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy
   https://masstech.org/sites/mtc/files/documents/2017-Index/MAInnovationEconomy-2017.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

Life Sciences in Maine
  https://vimeo.com/188690981

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/

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

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/