MassEcon kicked off the 2016 Industry Roundtable series with co-host Sasaki Associates at Biogen in Cambridge to discuss how workplace settings and structures have evolved in response to a changing economy in private business and academia. The panelists included Dena Quinn, Portfolio Manager, New England and Mid-Atlantic at Microsoft, Ed Dondero, Director or Real Estate and Planning at Biogen, Jaime Bonilla Ríos, Professor and Researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Joe Naughton, Director of Capital Projects UMass Building Authority  who discussed how collaboration increases efficiency, partnerships, and innovation. Victor Vizgaitis, principal of Sasaki Associates, ably moderated the panel…continue reading


Date posted: February 25, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Work Hard, Play Hard: How the Work Environment Affects Employees

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It’s not rocket science. Oh yes, it is. Laurie Leshin, the 16th President in WPI’s distinguished 150-year old history, brought her considerable intellect and charm to her remarks at MassEcon’s Annual Holiday Lunch on December 11, 2014. A self-described “space nerd,” Leshine came to her post as a geochemist, space scientist, and an academic and administrative leader…continue reading

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Date posted: December 23, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Special Guest Accompanies WPI Shining Star Laurie Leshin at MassEcon Holiday Lunch

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18 companies. 2.6 million square feet. 535 million dollars of investment. Almost 2,000 new jobs. Now that’s something to celebrate!

At the 11th Annual Economic Impact Awards on November 25, MassEcon honored growing Massachusetts companies for their commitment to strengthening the Massachusetts economy. Companies from five Massachusetts regions – West, Central, Northeast, Southeast, and Greater Boston – were celebrated for their growth, investment, and confidence in Massachusetts as the premier place to do business…continue reading

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Date posted: December 19, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 11th Annual Economic Impact Awards is About More Than Just the Numbers

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Gateway Cities may have been overshadowed in the past by the well-known economic hubs of Boston and Cambridge, but recently, Gateway Cities have been getting more well-deserved attention for playing a significant role in the Commonwealth’s economy, both from public officials and in the private sector by organizations like MassEcon. Nearly 40% of the finalists for MassEcon’s 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards call one of the 26 Gateway Cities home…continue reading

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Date posted: October 1, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Economic Impact Award Finalists Call A “Gateway City” Home

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Twenty-one companies from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2014 TeamMassachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon.  These finalists, representing companies from Boston to the Berkshires, will present one-minute elevator pitches describing their growth in the Bay State to a panel of judges and business leaders on September 17, 2014 at Nutter McLennen & Fish LLP in Boston.  The awards celebrate companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy.  The winners from each of the five regions will be announced in October and recognized at an awards luncheon on November 25th in Boston…continue reading

2014 Economic Impact Awards Winners

Date posted: August 6, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassEcon Announces Finalists for Its 11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

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Construction on the Dudley Municipal Center won’t be complete for another five months, but MassEcon got an inside look at this centerpiece of Dudley Square’s revitalization efforts in late July. Guests from TD Bank, Transwestern|RBJ, BSC Group, RBS Citizens, and Commodore Builders  joined MassEcon for a customized tour of the Dudley Municipal Center that was co-led by Meredith McCarthy, an architect with Sasaki Associates who worked to design the space, and City of Boston Property & Construction Management Department’s Senior Project Manager Tom Leahy. Continue Reading

Date posted: August 4, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassEcon Takes Sneak Peek Inside Dudley Municipal Center

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A strong Massachusetts delegation, including MassBIO, MassDevelopment, Mass Life Sciences Center, MassEcon, and others showcased the Commonwealth’s assets at the BIO International Convention in San Diego. The conference, which is the largest biotechnology event in the world, was held at the end of June. Continue Reading

Date posted: July 2, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Strong Massachusetts Presence at 2014 BIO International Convention

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MassEcon welcomed over 120 attendees to its Annual Conference last Friday morning. The event included a panel discussion anchored by Massachuetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Greg Bialecki, as well as new Bonus Breakout Sessions. The Executive Panel discussion centered around the theme of “Prime Properties, Prime Communities.” Secretary Bialecki’s opening remarks lauded the State for finding a way to embrace corporate growth in all regions.  Continue Reading

Date posted: June 25, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassEcon Hosts its Annual Conference: “Prime Properties, Prime Communities: Choosing Locations for Growth-Oriented Companies”

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With the Empire State Buiding serving as a backdrop, MassEcon hosted a mid-June rooftop reception in the heart of New York City. The event provided site selectors and corporate real estate executives the opportunity to network and discuss the advantages of doing business in Massachusetts. Continue Reading

Date posted: June 24, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassEcon Hosts NYC Rooftop Reception

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The sixth annual Corporate Welcome Reception, held on April 16, 2014 at the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, was MassEcon’s way of saying thank you and welcome to 18 diverse companies that have recently chosen to locate in Massachusetts from across the country and across the globe. The event recognized companies from a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, energy, healthcare, and manufacturing, who have put down roots in all regions of the state, creating more than 600 jobs in the process. Continue Reading

Date posted: May 5, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassEcon Welcomes 18 Companies to Massachusetts

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At the Kendall Square Association’s recent Annual Meeting, CIC Founder & CEO Tim Rowe called Cambridge, and Kendall Square in particular, the “most dense innovation cluster in the world.” He noted that because of the work being done in Kendall Square, innovation is being translated to real change that is impacting the world in fundamental ways. Continue Reading

Date posted: March 31, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Kendall Square: “The Most Dense Innovation Cluster in the World”

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It’s not LA or NYC, but Massachusetts is a top destination for the film industry. In 2013 alone, 22 productions were made in MA, 7 of those feature films. The impressive list included Oscar-nominated “American Hustle,” which was filmed in Worcester and “The Judge” which was filmed in Shelburne Falls. The impact of these and other productions on the state’s economy is immense Continue Reading

Date posted: March 28, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Made in MA: Impact of the Film Industry on the State’s Economy

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In front of a room full of several hundred people at Bentley University, most of whom were women, Governor Patrick and key female executives from across the state’s public and private sectors celebrated “Women in the Workforce” with the announcement of a new Massachusetts Women’s Leadership Fellowship. Continue Reading

Date posted: March 14, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Women in the Workforce: How MA is Taking Key Steps to Help Women Advance their Careers

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Massachusetts Ambassador and CEO of AccuRounds, Michael Tamasi recently had the distinct honor of visiting President Obama and the White House for an event to discuss strategies for helping the long-term unemployed get back to work. Continue Reading

Date posted: February 28, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Addressing the Nation’s Skills Gap: AccuRounds CEO Michael Tamasi Visits the White House

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If you’re not familiar with the ReadyMass 100, it is MassEcon’s exclusive portfolio of real estate assets that have been extensively vetted and designated as the premier building and land sites across Massachusetts. These properties are certified for immediate occupancy or development, and have met key criteria relating to infrastructure, permitting, size and readiness. Just last week, MassEcon selected 11 new properties to add to the portfolio. You may be wondering what it takes to make it on to this exclusive list, and how the decisions are made, so we thought we’d give you some insight into the process. Continue Reading

Date posted: February 18, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on ReadyMass 100: Insights into the Decision Making Process

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Massachusetts is at the forefront of innovation and there’s no better example of that than MassChallenge. The startup accelerator officially opened applications for its 2014 class on Wednesday, February 12th. Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, MassChallenge will be welcoming its upcoming class into its brand new office space at the Innovation & Design Building in Boston’s Innovation District. Continue Reading

Date posted: February 14, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MassChallenge: Helping to Promote Innovation & Economic Growth In MA

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As part of its Global Entrepreneur Week, IBM hosted an all-day Global Entrepreneur Day, billed as Connecting Companies with Capital in its new Cambridge-based Innovation Center on Tuesday, February 4th. The event was just one of many events IBM hosted worldwide to connect startups with industry experts and mentors. Among the topics of discussion on Tuesday was building strategic partnerships, a key to growth for any startup. Continue Reading

Date posted: February 10, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on The Benefits of Building Strategic Partnerships: Highlights from IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Day

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