Just a few decades ago, Boston was considered a stagnant and insular city. But after more than three decades of development, some consider it a world-class city.

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Boston's Rising Star In The Global Economy

May 27, 2014

When Oliver Wendell Holmes famously declared Boston the "Hub of the Universe," it arguably was America’s cultural and commercial capital. While the glory days of national dominance have long since gone, Boston has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. 


  • Dusty Rhodes is the president of special-events firm Conventures.
  • Chad O'Connor  is a contributing editor to the Boston Globe’s tech site BetaBoston.

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