Bisnow: As Boston Biotech Overflows, Its Suburbs Go Platinum To Soak Up The Spillover

Originally published by Bisnow on May 24, 2022

Life sciences properties in Boston and Cambridge are essentially full, giving cities and towns in the surrounding area a golden opportunity to attract high-paying jobs and new development to their borders if they can capitalize.

As these suburban municipalities jockey for spillover growth, local officials have come to view improving their place on the MassBio’s “BioReady Communities” list, a ranking of towns and cities in Massachusetts based on how ready they are to host life sciences companies, as a key to winning the economic development race.

Malden Strategic Planning Officer Kevin Duffy, whose town was upgraded to platinum, the list’s top tier, in 2016, said that upgrade was a key goal of its life sciences strategy. 

“Everybody in the Greater Boston area is…
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