In April 2017, MassEcon held its 9th annual Corporate Reception at Sanofi Genzyme‘s headquarters in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The popular networking event, held annually, connected representatives from eighteen new companies in Massachusetts to private sector leaders and senior state officials.
Governor Charlie Baker greeted the assembly of 125 business and government leaders, telling them, “Massachusetts continues to succeed in attracting new jobs, development and investment from around the world and we are excited for the role these new companies will play in our economy and communities in the years to come.”
The company locations of origin include Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland and China, as well as Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island and California. In total, these companies add more than 800 new jobs to the Commonwealth, and represent a wide variety of industries including life sciences, education, energy, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.
Bill Sibold, Global Head of MS, Immunology & Oncology at Sanofi Genzyme welcomed the companies, telling them, “We have created an innovative ecosystem here that allows us to work with academic institutions, nurturing both public and private partnerships. There’s no greater place in the world to be.”
The 18 new companies attending the Corporate Welcome:
3Decor in Lawrence;
Air Berlin in Boston;
Bayer East Coast Innovation Center in Cambridge;
BeWell Connect’s Visiomed Group in Boston;
Biognosys in Beverly;
Brammer Bio in Cambridge, Lexington, and Somerville;
DONG Energy in Boston;
Duro-Last in Ludlow;
Eataly in Boston;
Founders Science Group in Taunton;
For the Record (FTR) in Woburn;
LEO Pharma in Cambridge;
Moby Dick Brewing Co. in New Bedford;
Nexthink in Boston;
Signature Healthcare Services in Westborough;
Smartick in Boston;
Prodrive Technologies in South Weymouth; and
Vcanbio in Natick.
“This event is an opportunity for ambassadors for the state to say welcome to Massachusetts and thank you for investing here,” said MassEcon Executive Director Susan Houston. “It is also an opportunity for us to connect these new companies with the robust network of resources Massachusetts has to offer.”
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