The engine that powers the Innovation District
If you picture Boston’s NEW Waterfront as just restaurants and strolls along the Harborwalk, it’s time to refocus. And if you thought Boston’s ocean trade and maritime industries went out with clipper ships and fishing schooners, you haven’t been down to Boston’s Marine Industrial Park.
“BMIP” is furniture as well as fish, beer as well as water. Owned by the city’s Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC), this 191-acre industrial park, once nearly empty and abandoned, now boasts 200 businesses and 3,000 employees. It’s home to world-famous seafood processing and wholesale companies, and the Boston Design Center, ad agencies, as well as R & D, life sciences and clean-energy companies. This is economic development in action!
The City of Boston’s investment in its real estate has created one of the city’s most strategic locations for manufacturing businesses that value highway, airport, and ocean access. The BMIP is home to the city’s new, 21st century cargo port, to the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, and –– coming soon –– a $70 million, state-of-the-art facility that promises to revitalize Boston’s seafood processing industry. New uses, new investment, new jobs, new energy. That’s BMIP.