MassEcon’s 18th Annual ‘Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards’ ceremony is taking place from 4-6:30 p.m. on April 7, 2022 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Register for the event here.
Governor Charlie Baker is the guest speaker and NBC10 Evening News Anchor Shannon Mulaire is the emcee.
“The annual awards ceremony honors 13 companies that have invested in the future of their organizations by investing in the future of Massachusetts,” says MassEcon Executive Director Peter Abair. “The scale of their operations, locations and industries are greatly varied, but the common threads shared among our awardees are that they have hired talented Massachusetts workers, invested in facilities and equipment, and embraced equity, diversity and inclusion.”
The 13 winning companies were selected after site visits and a virtual Finalists Showcase when they delivered a two-minute pitch on why they should receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award in their region. The company expansion projects resulted in $3.7 billion in new investment, 1.3 million in additional square feet of facilities, and approximately 900 new jobs in Massachusetts. (PETE – I’ll be updating these numbers for the media advisory.)
The awardee companies are located from Greater Boston to Western Massachusetts, ranging in size, and drawn from cybersecurity, technology, life sciences, engineering, food, manufacturing, and more.
The awardee companies were selected by MassEcon based on job growth, facility expansion, investment, community involvement/social impact, and equity, diversity, and inclusion practices.
MassEcon’s mission is to promote and champion Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow and locate a business. Built upon a robust network of corporate and civic members, MassEcon convenes public and private sector leaders of industry to create an inclusive business ecosystem that enhances job growth across a diverse talent pool; promotes investment in all communities; expands equitable opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. In 2021, MassEcon assisted in $3.88 billion in new investment, 1.3 million in additional square feet of facilities, and approximately 900 new jobs in Massachusetts.