Collaboration is Key
to Innovation

Jay Hooley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

August 2016

Emerging enterprises are a major driver of innovation and a critical conduit for the talent coming from our schools and universities. To nurture this potential, we need a convergence of new thinking among government, academia, nonprofit organizations and business.

For us, it begins with investing in our public schools to support a strong pipeline of home-grown talent and job readiness skills for under-served, inner-city students. Last year, we launched the Boston Workforce Investment Network, a partnership with five high-performing nonprofits working to provide education, training and career opportunities for young people in Boston.  

Now is the time for us to develop the kinds of opportunities that will ensure our relevancy and success well into this new digital era.


Dynamic cities require a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment to foster innovation and growth.