Metro South Region
The Metro South region consists of eighteen communities south of Boston, and is centered in Brockton, a city of 100,000 people. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Massachusetts with 10,000 new arrivals since 1959. Metro South is a major market with more than 340,000 people. Over six million people live within a fifty-mile radius, while half the population of Massachusetts is within thirty minutes of the region. The diverse economies of the area prosper from manufacturing, retail, wholesale trade and service industries. Employment opportunities are plentiful and several business resources are available for entrepreneurs.
The region has a proud history
Thomas Edison partnered with community leaders and the City of Brockton to allow Brockton to become an experimental laboratory producing a number of innovations. He supervised construction of the first power station in Brockton and he threw the switch that gave Brockton the world's first three-wire underground electric transmission system. This model was replicated in over five hundred cities nation wide. The city also became one of the first in the world to use incandescent and arc lamps for street lighting and one of the first with an electric trolley line with electric lights. The region was also home to the first industrial park, the first assembly-line operation, the first tack cutting machine, the first electrically operated fire station and the first theatre in the world to be electrically lighted, which was the envy of the entertainment world at the time. The baseball glove and the toll house cookie were also invented in the region and the nation's first department store Santa Claus appeared in a Brockton department store in 1890.
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My Local MA is a statewide campaign sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) to encourage residents to choose local when they shop, dine, and travel.
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The Metro South region offers a number of fine health care facilities including four major hospitals.
Transportation is the key to the economic vitality of any community. Metro South is minutes from Cape Cod and from Boston; strategically located with easy access to the airport, seaport, and intermodal facilities of Boston.
The Metro South region is particularly proud of its innovative community-based schools. Many new public and private schools provide exceptional technology and preparation for the children of the region.
The Metro South is a great place to live. From the cultural and corporate advantages of fast paced city life to the natural serenity and country landscapes and small town atmosphere of the surrounding communities-you’ll find it all in the Metro South.
The Metro South is a great place to do business. Business executives can rest assured that a decision to relocate or expand in the Metro South region of Massachusetts is a sound one. The region has the resources, workforce, transportation, and political support to meet your company’s future goals.