One of the things people associate with Massachusetts and New England is the quality of the education system. From the elementary school system up through higher education, we are known for some of the best options and institutions in the country. Boston is the site of the first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, and the first rapid transit system, the Tremont Street Subway.
Apart from higher education, Boston’s diverse economy includes biotechnology, finance, healthcare, information technology and professional services. Households in the municipality claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the U.S. and businesses and institutions rank amongst the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.