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Why Boston Can Compete As A Global City

One thing about being a global city—as Boston now is—you have to compete with all the other heavyweights around the world. Does Boston have what it takes? Find out at our Boston State of the Market event on Sept. 13 at 22 Boston Wharf Road.


Leggat McCall co-president Mahmood Malihi, who will be one of our speakers, tells us the economic engine for Boston has long been higher education, healthcare, financial services and more specifically mutual funds, as well as innovation in high-tech and life sciences.

"Although these sectors are healthy and thriving today, they're all going through structural changes driven both by technology and demography. Our ability to adapt to these changes and lead them—as opposed to being disintermediated by them—will determine our competitive position on the global scene."


Also, he says, Boston's ability to connect to the rest of the world and expand its role as a gateway city will continue to enhance access to global capital, clients and talent. "Massport’s expansion of direct flights from Logan to multiple global destinations over the past few years has been a huge positive step in this direction," he says. "I continue to be bullish about Boston’s competitive position on both the national and the international scene.”

Pictured: 22 Boston Wharf Road, where the event will take place, beginning at 7:30am on Sept. 13. Sign up here.

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