“America’s Technology Highway”

Patrick Sullivan | April 17, 2014

Route 128, the circumferential highway that rings the Greater Boston area, is known by many as “America’s Technology Highway.” Driving along the highway and observing the names of the corporations that line the corridor today, it’s clear how many major high-tech and biotech companies have a major presence along the highway. But how did Route 128 originally acquire this coveted designation? Because before Silicon Valley and before Kendall Square became the hubs of innovation that they are today, the Route 128 corridor was the center of technological innovation in America. To meet demand for better access to the growing suburbs…