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Industry Spotlight: Healthcare Leadership in Boston

By Bojura Angelova

Boston is an unparalleled destination for medical and biotech events. Our city is a place where your attendees can gather, learn, and share knowledge in a hub of medical and biotechnology innovation.

Few cities in the United States have more doctors than the city of Boston and over 50 percent of U.S. healthcare professionals are within a two-hour travel radius. Boston is home to many of the leading research facilities, hospitals, and universities and has been the top city for NIH-funding for the last 24 years.

Hosting your medical event in Boston is guaranteed to draw attendees, as many medical professionals are alumni of the medical schools in the area, have completed a residency or worked in the city, or have colleagues that they’d love to connect with while in Boston.

In addition, Boston’s medical community is a great resource for expert speakers and panelists for a wide range of medical specialties. On June 16, 2008, Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation establishing a 10-year, $1 billion investment in Massachusetts life sciences, which helped position Greater Boston as the world’s leading center for the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products. Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker (R) reauthorized the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative ($623 million in bonds and tax credits over five years) to help sustain the momentum of the state’s booming biopharma industry. To learn more about the state of the industry, check out MassBio’s 2018 Industry Snapshot.

One proof of Boston’s appeal is the 2018 BIO convention which drew 18,000 biotechnology industry leaders (the most in the last ten years of the event) and set a Guinness World Record for “Largest Business Partnering Event” - hosting 46,916 partnering meetings.

Read more:

Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters, GEN Magazine (September 23, 2018)

Life Sciences Corridor

Health Care & Life Sciences | City of Boston

To learn more about the medical industry in Boston, check out our industry profile fact sheet in the Meeting Planner Toolkit. Or discover more Wicked Good Reasons to bring your event to Boston in the Boston section of our website.