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We proclaim that Boston is less than the sum of its parts. Despite our city's status among the world leaders in growth industries such as medicine, biotechnology, hi-tech, financial services, higher education, and venture capital, we struggle to meet our true potential. The Future Boston Alliance is an organization that has come together to advocate and support the progressive and cultural growth of the city in the 21st century. We believe Boston's tremendous qualities have yet to be fully harnessed, and we as an organization are setting out to fix this.
Our criticism of Boston comes out of love and a desire to see the city's greatest potential reached. We reject the defensive and insecure attitude that if you criticize Boston then you should leave. We believe whole heartedly Boston can once again be the premiere global city for arts, culture, ideas and innovation. Future Boston Alliance is a hub for young professionals and engaged citizens to take action on small parts of the big picture. We connect citizens to each other to form a support network to encourage innovation and the growth of the creative economy.
Our programming will use technology to help deepen Bostonians relationship with one another and the city. It will host spaces for ideas to become solutions, connect people and neighborhoods; and help Boston tell its story. Our campaigns will be a radical departure from the siloed efforts preventing us from working together.
Boston is too often an environment where ideas and creativity must struggle to flourish. We will fight to stem the brain drain of young, creative people leaving Boston every year because they do not have the support or network they need. We will assist new ideas, music, arts, culture and creative-based companies and programs, legislation, and knowledge-based industries.
The areas we seek to improve include the creative economy, support for talent and entrepreneurship, affordable housing, communication, the urban surroundings, and transit. We push for fair, equal, and predictable licensing and regulation, a reduction in bureaucracy, and an openness to new methods and collaboration.
Much progress has been made to overcome puritanism, parochialism, ethnic, racial, and cultural divisions but the Future Boston Alliance will do its part to usher the last remnants of these crippling obstacles out the door.
Just as the Sons of Liberty stood up to protect the freedom and liberty of Bostonians more than 200 years ago, the men and women of the Future Boston Alliance will protect the creative freedom and liberty of Bostonians today.