Three of the country’s leading research universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts partnered with tech companies EMC and Cisco to fund and build the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, MA. Why Holyoke in western Massachusetts? Hydropower. The center is taking advantage of renewable, low-cost hydropower to run the green facility. The center is also the base for a revitalizing innovation district, set to attract a slew of high-tech companies taking advantage of the center that will revitalize an industrial city and create long-lasting 21st century jobs.