Expertise | Business & Industry Groups

American Electronics Association, New England Council

AEA is the trade association of the technology industry. The AEA New England Council provides opportunities for members to network locally.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts

The AGC is a full-service trade organization representing leading union and open shop construction firms performing the majority of corporate institutional and public building in the Commonwealth. AGC provides construction information services to help potential clients make informed decisions about future building programs.

Boston Tooling and Machining Association

BTMA is the New England chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA). It promotes the precision custom manufacturing industry in the region and provides members with services and information to support business operations.

Cape Cod Technology Council

Cape Cod Technology Council is a membership based non-profit organization promoting technology and business on the Cape, Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Center for Advanced Materials

The Center is a multidisciplinary research and resource center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell whose goal is to develop a knowledge base in the design, synthesis, characterization, and intelligent processing of advanced materials.

Center for Manufacturing Productivity (CMP)

CMP’s mission is to link manufacturers to the extensive engineering and management expertise at the University of Massachusetts. The Center provides services to help companies meet the competitive challenges of the future.

CoreNet Global, New England Chapter

CoreNet Global, New England Chapter is a professional association for managers of corporate assets including corporate real estate, facilities, information technology, human resources, finance and other support units that define corporate infrastructure.

Environmental Business Council of New England

The Environmental Business Council of New England assists members in building partnerships in the marketplace to achieve a clean, productive and sustainable environment.

Greater Boston Real Estate Board

The mission of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, as the leader of the profession, is to act as advocate for the profession, and to educate, inform, and serve its members and the public.

Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network

MOTN is a non-profit corporation with the express purpose of promoting, supporting, and expanding the marine technology manufacturing and service industries in New England. Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center [link: ]http://www.uml.edu/centers/biomanufacturing/] The Center based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is an interdisciplinary research and development and education center that assists start-up biotechnology companies in making the transition from R&D to full scale manufacturing by developing procedures that can become validated cGMP compliant, manufacturing processes. The Center also acts as a test site for evaluating new process technology.

Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative

MBI assists biotechnology industries in moving new technologies to the marketplace and creating new businesses and jobs in the process.

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC), is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. The MBC is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. The MBC works with public leaders to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.

Massachusetts Economic Development Council (MEDC)

The Massachusetts Economic Development Council (MEDC) is the professional association of economic development practitioners serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Extension Partnership (MassMEP)

MassMEP provides manufacturers a variety of services including, but not limited to, operational assessments and work force development.

Massachusetts Food Association (MFA)

MFA is a trade association serving all facets of the multi-billion dollar food distribution industry in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts High Tech Council (MHTC)

The Massachusetts High Technology Council is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation whose mission is to help make Massachusetts the world’s most attractive place in which to live and work, and in which to create, operate and expand high technology businesses.

Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX)

MITX today is the leading industry association in the country, bringing together digital technology, marketing and media professionals, to engage in what is next for the web and how it impacts the marketing and business worlds.

Massachusetts Municipal Association

The MMA is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan organization that provides advocacy, research and other services to the state’s cities and towns. Composed of municipal officials, the MMA is the voice of cities and towns before the state government, courts and regulatory bodies.

Massachusetts Railroad Association

The Massachusetts Railroad Association provides a forum for the railroads operating in the Commonwealth to share information and to promote knowledge and understanding of the role of railroads in the safe, efficient and economic transportation of people and goods in, through and out of the state.

Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association

The non-profit Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association assists its members in obtaining marketing, promotional, management, technical, scientific and financial assistance.

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the state’s development agency for renewable energy and the innovation economy, which is responsible for one-quarter of all jobs in the state. MTC administers the John Adams Innovation Institute and the Renewable Energy Trust.

Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

The Technology Leadership Council is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the Massachusetts software and interactive media industry, and to helping companies complete successfully in global markets.


MassMEDIC addresses the unique interests of Massachusetts medical device industry by providing its members with the latest and best information on industry trends and public policies and by actively promoting industry positions. MassMEDIC seeks to make Massachusetts the medical device research, design, and manufacturing capital of the world.

MIT Technology Licensing Office

The TLO manages the patenting, licensing, trade marking and copyrighting of intellectual property developed at MIT, Lincoln Laboratory and the Whitehead Institute and serves as an educational resource on intellectual property and licensing matters for the MIT community.

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

The Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP is the Forum for Commercial Real Estate representing the industry through its legislative affairs efforts, educational programs, and its continual research into critical issues of business development. NAIOP is the leading voice for commercial interests of developers and owners.

New England Fiberoptic Council

The New England Fiberoptic Council is an organization of individual members and corporate sponsors engaged in the research, education, manufacturing, or application of fiberoptic products, or who are professionally involved with the fiberoptics industry.

Printing Industries of New England (PINE)

Printing Industries of New England is a member-driven association serving the New England graphic communications industry. PINE exists to provide information, products and services that enable members to operate profitably today and in the future.

Regional Technology Corporation

The mission of the Regional Technology Corporation (“RTC”) is to be the market driven catalyst for growth and development of technology-based industries in Western Massachusetts.