In a Boston Business Journal column, Mark Fredrickson, managing director of CTP's technology practice, offered that Boston is fast becoming the hub of the B2B world, highlighted by GE moving its headquarters to the city.
"What GE and EMC have in common has been a hallmark of Boston’s innovation scene for more than a half century. Unlike Silicon Valley’s most famous brands, these are not consumer-tech companies. They sell on a massive, global scale to businesses, hospitals, governments and universities, which spend far more on technology than consumers do. With GE’s arrival, greater Boston is headquarters for eight Fortune 500 B2B companies. It’s not a stretch to call Boston the hub of the B2B universe."