May 13, 2016
Mobility News Briefing - May 13
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- Industry Specialization
Boston ranks #1!Boston ranked #1 in overall preparedness for the inevitable emerging digital economy thanks to it's strong connections and high quality of life. This emphasizes the importance of startups integrating with the city's "key actors", students and citizens alike, and creating a culture that attracts entrepreneurs. Boston couldn't top the San Francisco Bay Area on the startup front this year but Boston along with New York and LA are catching up, so watch out San Francisco! Take aways for local leaders: Based on the report findings, the following are key steps local leaders should consider when prepping for the digital economy and a prosperous future for their citizens:
1. Understand the inevitable trajectory of the digital economy 2. Imagine a new future that includes history; where technological possibility intersects with legacy assets and unique strengths 3. Focus beyond startups to include corporations, universities, nonprofits and local government 4. Work proactively toward a new governing framework that marries technological possibility and regulationDownload the full report here: 2016 Innovations that Matter