MassEcon recognized 15 companies in Massachusetts at the 14th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards luncheon attended by nearly 400 guests recently at the Renaissance Boston Hotel in the Seaport District. WBZ-TV News Anchor Lisa Hughes was Master of Ceremonies.
The winning companies come from across the state, range in size, and were drawn from diverse industries, including life sciences, medical devices, information technology, food, footwear, advanced materials, and the automotive industry.
Keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker congratulated the recipients, noting that their companies represented “part of the incredible embedded intellectual capital of the Commonwealth from one end to the other.”
Prior to the luncheon, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash met with the winning companies at a reception.
Together this year’s winners have added almost 1,000 jobs to the Commonwealth, invested over $381 million, and expanded their facilities by more than 2 million square feet since January 2016, according to MassEcon Executive Director Susan Houston.
All of the winners were commended for job growth, investment, facility expansion and community involvement. See full list of winners below.
The winners “represent the backbone of the economy – both local and for export – that Massachusetts has become,” said Brian Cohen, chair of the MassEcon Board of Directors.
Citizens Bank Massachusetts, lead sponsor of the event, was represented by President Girard Sargent, who introduced Governor Baker, praising the Commonwealth’s regional approach. “We have leadership in New England that is functioning,” Sargent said. “We thank him for investing in the workforce here in the Commonwealth.”
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