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WELCOME TO MASSACHUSETTS

Welcome to Massachusetts—the geographical center of New England, the focal point of its rich tradition and diverse lifestyle—and the most dynamic metropolitan center in this dynamic six-state region. As a microcosm of everything that characterizes New England, Massachusetts is a study in contrasts. Eastern Massachusetts harmonizes Revolutionary-era history with modern sophistication, the invigorating with the relaxing, stability with progress, and tradition with innovation. Western Massachusetts integrates the natural beauty of the Berkshires with first-rate urban amenities and small-town charm that so many people look for.

Considering the region’s economic leadership and strength, it is little wonder that transportation facilities are efficient, well-planned, well-managed, and comprehensive. A network of highways is available for commuters to urban employment centers, making it possible for residents to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and slower pace of a rural community or agricultural area. Massachusetts is near the top of the list for the number of interstate highways in proportion to its geographic area. Bus service is available from Boston’s South Station to key destinations, and Amtrak provides a fast, comfortable ride between New York and Boston with intermediate stops. The nation’s oldest subway system—which features a modernized fleet—adds to the travel options within Boston, which is also home to Logan International Airport.

In the fields of education and healthcare, the very name of “Massachusetts” is synonymous with excellence, innovation, research, and leadership. The strength of the educational system dates back three centuries to the first public school and our nation’s first college—Harvard University. Listed among the 120 institutions of higher learning in Massachusetts are some of the world’s most prestigious halls of higher learning. A network of community colleges and state colleges provide affordable, quality opportunities for degree programs and continued studies.

Pivotal to Eastern Massachusetts’ growing prominence as a leader in bio-medical research are the internationally renowned institutions of Harvard University School of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The region has a unique concentration of healthcare facilities, and teaching hospitals that lead the field in the most advanced treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and organ implants as well as in bio-medical technology. The list of hospitals, specialty institutions, and medical centers that enjoy an international reputation would fill an entire “Who’s Who” book. Thousands of doctors and dentists in private practice located throughout the region provide residents with highly specialized medical and critical care services.