Gubernatorial aide Kip Bergstrom is ready to tell other states, “We will steal your scientists”—but he wants high-speed trains to help him do it.

Bergstrom, the state’s deputy commissioner for the Department of Economic and Community Development, delivered that message Thursday night to a gathering of more than 50 people standing in the rear of The Bourse, the “coworking loft” on Chapel Street.

He was a block away from the state-of-the-art green building at 360 State Street, which towers over the Elm City Coop.  He was two blocks from Artspace. And he was two blocks from the State Street train station.

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