This Wednesday Google will honor the the city of Needham, MA with the company’s annual eCity award.
“Long before the current tech boom, our town leaders had the wisdom to re-zone our old industrial areas and make them attractive to the technology, life science and other innovative businesses that are moving and thriving here” says president of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce Greg Reibman in a statement. “Needham’s success is really about a partnership between the municipality and businesses here.”
Aside from the formation of the N2 Innovation Corrider, in partnership with the neighboring town of Newton, MA, the town will soon also become the new headquarters of the company TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP). Another top name company Verastem, a biopharmaceutical company formerly based in Kendall Square, will also make the move to Needham.