(Photo by Janet Stearns, courtesy of MassEcon)
Massachusetts continues to attract new companies from around the world, as demonstrated by MassEcon’s 7th annual Corporate Welcome Reception, held recently at the Genzyme Corporate headquarters in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
The event attracted more than 150 leaders from the private sector and senior state officials, led by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his economic development team of Jay Ash, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development and Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development.
“Massachusetts’ innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, talented workforce and commitment to success have put the Commonwealth on the map as a place for businesses to grow and thrive,” Governor Baker told the assembled guests. “As we continue to build partnerships with our communities and the private sector, we welcome these companies from around the nation and the globe and look forward to the opportunity to encourage more businesses to call Massachusetts home, create jobs and bolster our economy.”
The companies range from both start-ups to established businesses, and their locations of origin include China, Mexico, Turkey, Sweden, Ireland, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Hampshire, South Carolina, New York, California and Massachusetts. They represent a variety of industries such as life sciences, technology, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, transportation and will add more than 2,000 jobs to Massachusetts.
“This event is our way of saying thank you for choosing the Commonwealth,” MassEcon Executive Director Susan Houston said. “It is also an opportunity for us to connect these companies with the amazing network of resources Massachusetts has to offer. While there’s no magic formula for attracting and retaining business in the state, fostering a welcoming environment is essential.”
Among the new companies attending the MassEcon reception:
Baxter of Cambridge
Cathay Pacific Airways of Boston
CNR-MA of Springfield
Cohealo of Boston
Corbus Pharmaceuticals of Norwood
Cryptzone of Waltham
Driblet of Cambridge
GE Healthcare of Marlborough
Hainan Airlines of Boston
Jabra of Lowell
Mohawk Fine Papers of South Hadley
Primark of Boston
Pulse Secure of Westford
Schneider Electric of Andover
Turkish Airlines of Boston
Unitrends of Burlington.
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