Newton has been named among the top metro regions in the country for tech startups, according to a list published by Entrepreneur.com.
The Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro region claimed the No. 4 spot on the list, beat out only by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. at No. 3, Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo. at No. 2 and Boulder, Colo. at No. 1.
The next East Coast area on the list was Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md. at No. 8.
According to the article the research for the list looked at "high-tech startups specifically, defining them as new businesses with a concentration of employees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math."