Congratulations to the winners of MassEcon’s 12th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, which recognized 18 companies for their contributions to the state’s economy. Over 400 business leaders attended the awards ceremony in Boston.
Keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker said the winning companies “demonstrated a shared vision of economic prosperity by expanding better jobs and building stronger communities across all regions and industries of the Commonwealth.”
(Governor Charlie Baker addresses the audience at Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards ceremony)
Since January 2014, the winning companies from across the state, ranging in size and industry, including manufacturing, life sciences, information technology, and travel, have added 2,700 jobs to the Commonwealth, invested over $346 million, and expanded their facilities by nearly 1.7 million square feet, according to MassEcon.
Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon praised the companies “for staying and growing here, and for their confidence in the long-term future of the Commonwealth.”
Among the winners was Massport, which won the Global Leader Award for its success in expanding commerce connections with the rest of the world. Through its airport and seaport facilities, Massport has helped to generate trade, tourism and travel, which accounted for $15.1 billion in total economic impact this year.
For more information about Massachusetts’ economic development plans, visit Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development.