Massachusetts has played a key role over the last four centuries – a central figure in innovations as wide ranging as they are ubiquitous, from the telephone call to the game of basketball.

The buzzing biotech hub of Kendall Square in Cambridge, recruiting from nearby campuses of the scores of colleges and universities based in Greater Boston, ensures Massachusetts will continue to hold its own in the history of innovation.

In the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the country’s largest contemporary art museum is housed in a former textile mill in the post-industrial town of North Adams – a sign of rebirth just one town over from the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, leader of the women’s suffrage movement.

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