The I-290Connector is Located In the Midst of a Growing, Diversified Local Economy
Thriving Lifesciences Ecosystem
The I-290Connector is located within the Cambridge-Worcester Biomedical Corridor, perhaps the most innovative super cluster in the world, attracting industries to the area seeking the greatest potential for growth. Access to the intellectual capital of area universities and the professional expertise of the region’s hospital network has fueled Worcester’s life sciences growth. Minutes away from the I-290Connector are: a new biomanufacturing park; UMass Medical School; and the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative’s extensive incubator space.
Rising Robotics Economy
Nearby in Westborough, Amazon Robotics is building a state-of-the-art innovation hub at the site of the former pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, creating 200 technology and advanced-manufacturing jobs. Amazon envisions a shuttle to MBTA trains for its Westborough employees. Even closer by, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s robotics programs are at the forefront of robotics engineering education and research.
Healthcare, Education and More
The backbone of the Worcester area economy is comprised of its network of hospitals and 11 colleges and universities. Distribution and wholesaling is another key segment due to its central location within the New England economy.