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MassEcon Announces Winners of 2013 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

athenahealth, Hamilton Storage Technologies, Unum, Red Hat, and Lenox Tools are among winners that are adding jobs and investment from each region of state

 Watertown, Massachusetts, October 10, 2013MassEcon  today announced its Tenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners in preparation for its November 26th Awards Luncheon, which will take place at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. RBS Citizens is the Presenting Sponsor. Companies from across the Commonwealth will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. Over 400 business and community leaders are expected to attend the November event.

The winning companies (listed below), including one “Company to Watch,” were selected after site visits and a reception with their competitors and judges at the UMass Clubwith featured guest, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki.The reception enabled senior executives from the companies to present their attributes in the categories of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since January 1, 2012. Finalists competed on a regional basis, defined as West, Central, Southeast, Northeast, and Greater Boston.

“The Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners have made significant contributions to our state’s economy and have spurred regional development throughout the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki. “I applaud these companies for their investment and look forward to our ongoing partnership as they continue to expand and create jobs here in Massachusetts.”

“MassEcon is proud to celebrate these companies for staying and growing here.  We appreciate the commitment and investment these companies have made in Massachusetts and thank RBS Citizens for joining us as the Presenting Sponsor of the Tenth Annual Impact Awards.  It’s especially gratifying to see growth occurring in all regions of the state,” stated Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon.

“We extend our congratulations to these companies from across the Commonwealth that are being recognized for the positive impact they are making on the local economy,” said Jerry Sargent, President, Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, Massachusetts. “Our commitment to supporting the communities and businesses we serve is central to our work as a bank. MassEcon’s Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards is a wonderful way to honor businesses of all sizes that invest in Massachusetts by creating jobs throughout the state.” 

TENTH Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award Winners

NORTHEAST:

  • Gold: Red Hat – Westford
  • Silver: E Ink – Billerica
  • Bronze: PAREXEL– Billerica

 WEST:

  • Gold: Lenox Tools – East Longmeadow
  • Silver: Gulfstream AerospaceWestfield

SOUTHEAST:

  • Gold: Hamilton Storage TechnologiesFranklin
  • Silver:  LeachGarner Company – Attleboro
  • Bronze: Granite TelecommunicationsQuincy 

CENTRAL:

  • Gold: UnumWorcester
  • Silver: St. Vincent HospitalWorcester
  • Bronze: Saint-Gobain – Devens

 GREATER BOSTON:

  • Gold: athenahealth – Watertown
  • Silver: Momenta Pharmaceuticals  – Cambridge
  • Bronze: EnerNOC –  Boston             

Company to Watch

  • Boston Biomedical,  Inc.- Cambridge              

Public Service Award:

  • Secretary Greg Bialecki

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

 

In addition to RBS Citizens, other lead sponsors of the event include WPI, Cutler Associates, VHB, NAI Hunneman, Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, and SovereignlSantandar Bank.

About MassEcon

MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth.  Its services include the state’s only Site Selection Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com

 

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October 10, 2013