Education is Boston’s powerhouse economy. 10 colleges and universities, six tech schools, four art and music schools and Mass. General Hospital (the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical) are all inside the city limits. Other industries include healthcare, finance, high-tech R&D, commercial fishing, food processing and government. New Englanders are known for their reserved personalities. They tend to need a little time to warm up. A direct ‘matter of fact’ approach usually works best to break the ice.