Today, nineteen companies from across the state vying for MassEcon’s 2019 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards are presenting their one-minute pitches to a panel of judges and business leaders describing their growth in the Commonwealth.

The event is taking place at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston. MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss is the featured speaker.

Now in its 16th year, the Economic Impact Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy by growing businesses. The finalists collectively have added more than 6,200 jobs to the Commonwealth, invested more than $3.2 billion, and expanded their facilities by more than 4 million square feet since January 2018.

MassEcon selected the finalists based on their job growth, facility expansion, and investment since January 1, 2018, as well as other criteria, including community involvement. The finalists, spanning Greater Boston to Western Massachusetts, range in size and are drawn from hospitality/entertainment, technology, life sciences, food and beverage, software, manufacturing and more.

MassEcon Board of Directors Chair Stephen P. Flavin, who is Vice President and Dean for Academic and Corporate Engagement at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, said this year’s finalists “represent the state-wide strength of the Commonwealth’s economy. MassEcon looks forward to honoring the winners and all who excelled at our annual event in the fall.”

Finalists compete on a regional basis in the West, Central, Southeast, Northeast, and Greater Boston areas. From the pool of finalists, gold, silver, and bronze winners will be selected by region. The winners from each of the five regions will be announced in October and recognized at an awards luncheon on November 26 in Boston.

Citizens Bank, Massachusetts President Jerry Sargent said the finalists “are indicative of the talent and companies that are ensuring our economy continues to grow and thrive. We are again proud to support MassEcon in their work to help companies reach their full potential and champion Massachusetts as the top destination for business.”

Encore Boston Harbor – Everett: Luxury hotel resort accommodations, five-star dining, gaming, shopping, and more.
Luminoso – Boston: Text analytics AI-based technology company ,with roots at the MIT Media Lab, that helps clients analyze large amounts of unstructured data
Servier Pharmaceuticals – Boston: Commercial-stage biotech company with treatments for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Smartsheet – Boston: Leading cloud-based platform for work execution, enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes

Cogmedix – West Boylston: Medical device manufacturing company with a niche in laser and optical equipment, dental and aesthetic lasers
Insulet – Acton: Global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with new headquarters and U.S. manufacturing facility in Acton
Process Cooling Systems – Leominster: Designs, builds, and installs large-scale chilled water systems/industrial cooling systems for manufacturing businesses

Cedars Foods – Haverhill: Producer of hummus and other Mediterranean foods for major retailers/supermarkets, with a new manufacturing facility to double its annual productions output
ClearMotion – Billerica: Global leader in active motion control technology that replaces a car’s shock absorbers with powerful, fast-acting software and actuators that pull/push each wheel
H. Cann & Associates – North Andover: Certified woman-owned/family-owned and operated organization that provides call center, answering, debt collection, and loan resolution services for student loans
Plenus Group – Lowell: Soup and sauce manufacturer and go-to product development specialists for private label products served, utilized, and sold across a broad range of foodservice applications.

Agri-Mark – West Springfield: Plant makes butter sold under Agri-Mark’s Cabot brand name and under store-brand names for Big Y, Stop & Shop and Hannaford and others.
Berkshire Food Co-op – Great Barrington: Founded by local families who wanted to provide to provide the community with a place to shop, gather, eat, and learn by offering good food and sustainable products at reasonable prices through cooperative ownership and responsible business practices
Pilot Precision Products – South Deerfield: World’s largest supplier of industrial broaches and small, round cutting tools from duMONT Minute Man® Industrial Broaches and Hassay Savage broaching tools, and is the exclusive American distributor of Magafor® and GMauvaisUSATM products

enVerid Systems – Westwood: Develops and manufactures highly advanced air cleaning systems for commercial buildings that enable significant reduction in energy use and improved indoor air quality
Knife & Son – Kingston: Wholesale distributor of beer, ale, porter, and other malt beverages with an expanded facility to efficiently manage the storage and selection process for young and more well-known brands
Radio Solutions, Inc. – Norwell: Manufactures, designs, installs, and supports in-building wireless communications systems for emergency responders such as Fire, Police and EMS
Raw Seafoods – Fall River: Family-owned and operated company established in 1998 that manufactures and distributes fresh and frozen commodity and value added seafood products. Customers include Club Stores, high end retailers, broad line distributors, and specialty wholesale distributors throughout North America
Siemens Healthineers – East Walpole: Leading medical technology company in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, molecular medicine, digital health, and enterprise services, with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents globally.

Bringing the public and private sectors together, MassEcon champions Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow, or locate a business. A statewide economic development association, MassEcon works as a partner with local, regional, and state economic development organizations to attract new businesses to Massachusetts and assist those here as they grow.

Team Massachusetts is the informal name given to a consortium of state and quasi-public economic development agencies, such as MassDevelopment, Mass Office of Business Development, Mass Office of International Trade & Investment, and the Mass Life Sciences Center, as well as private sector organizations focused on economic development in Massachusetts, such as MassEcon, MassBio, and MassMedic.

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