Located in the New England region of the U. S, it is the most populous state of the whole country. Massachusetts borders important locations such as the Atlantic Ocean to the east and New York to the west.
Boston is the State’s capital and also the most populous city in the region. The capital is part of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, known be concentrate about 80% of Massachusetts residents and be a remarkable place to the American timeline in History, Education and Industry fields.
Greater Boston area crosses both Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, forming an important division on the country’s Northeast. This area can be described as an urbanized one, as it is part of the most populous megalopolis national wide, named Bos-wash or Northeast megalopolis and counting with about 50 million residents.
During the Industrial Revolution, it was a manufacturing center, but throughout the 20th century, services became a high point in this state’s activities. Higher education, Finance, Maritime trade, Biotechnology, Engineering and Medical Institutions are currently some of the main areas that highly contribute to the economic growth and dynamics in Massachusetts State. Not by coincidence, these are also areas in which Massachusetts is considered a global leader.
Even being the 7th smallest states in the country, the states have remarkable presence. Some of the oldest and most worldly famous higher learning institutions that are located in this state are: Hardvard University, Harvard Law School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Some political decisions made in this state are also highly relevant to the global scenario. For example, the first state in the U.S. to legalize the same-sex marriage was Massachusetts, which also voted in favor of Marijuana Legalization Initiative in 2016.