A Hub of Technology & Innovation
"Lowell is an emerging research center where entrepreneurs can find advantages in local partnerships and programs at UMass Lowell. With increasing demand for healthcare services and the resources of the University, biotech companies are taking Lowell from the industrial revolution into the digital revolution."
- Nancy Briefs, CEO, Infobionics
Lowell’s business community is made up by a wide variety of companies that have selected Lowell for its ample amenities, central location and affordable office space. However, the City has quickly risen as one of Massachusetts’ leading cities specifically for technology, including Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, High-Tech, Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering.
Awarded the sole Platinum level as a “BioReady” community by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and MassEcon, Lowell outpaced many other rated communities including Chelmsford, Marlborough, Somerville and Newton. The presence of a wide variety of office space, including many newly renovated mill buildings plus accessibility to Boston and Southern New Hampshire, set the City apart. In addition, proximity to UMass Lowell, home to the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, Innovation Hub, Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC), and the Deshpande Foundation's Entrepreneurship For All, offers another distinct advantage.
Companies like Verizon, Vantiv, Motorola, Metrigraphics, Nobis Engineering, Watermark, TRC, PlumChoice, Infobionic and Xenith have all discovered firsthand the advantages of doing business in Lowell.
To find out what Lowell can do for your business, contact the City’s Office of Economic Development to learn more.