17 reasons to brag about the Bay State

By Scott Kirsner  Globe Correspondent / November 14, 2010

…We live in an incredibly innovative place: Massachusetts is a magnet for people who want to solve challenging problems, build substantial businesses, and conduct research at the edge of what’s known. But while other businesspeople boast about the wonderful weather and great golf in Tempe, Ariz., or the stock options they got from a friend’s Silicon Valley start-up, sure to be worth millions, we never know quite what to say.

…Here’s my list of 17 talking points — stuff you might share about Massachusetts when talking with an airplane seatmate from somewhere else or hosting a visitor here. Why not stash a copy in your wallet for quick reference?

…After a brief and completely civil decade long debate, we’re planning to build the first offshore wind farm in the United States, in waters south of Cape Cod.

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