In Massachusetts, a redeveloped Army post has benefited from all sorts of advantages
The Anniston Star, Posted: Aug 18, 2013
By: Mary Jo Shafer, Special to The Star
DEVENS, Mass. — Devens is only about 38 miles from downtown Boston, about a 45- to 50-minute drive. Once known as Fort Devens, the 9,280-acre military installation served as the Army’s New England headquarters for 79 years before it closed in 1996. It is within relatively easy driving distance of other cities, such as Worcester, near Interstate 495 and easily accessible off Route 2.
That location “has been hugely helpful to Devens’ success,” says Mika Brewer, MassDevelopment’s vice president of sales, marketing and real estate in Devens. Like many real estate professionals, Brewer recognizes the importance of location, location location.