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Eighth Annual Corporate Welcome Reception

April 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


MassEcon is proud to welcome new businesses to Massachusetts at our Eighth Annual Corporate Welcome Reception! This event brings together companies from diverse industries and regions who have chosen to make Massachusetts their new home.

Click here to watch videos from the event.

Click here for the event photos.

Click here for the press release.

For the event press mention in the Boston Business Journal, click here, and for the press mention in Wicked Local, click here.

Click here to read a Massachusetts It’s All Here blog from the event.

Featured Guest Speaker: Governor Charlie Baker

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Executives from the selected companies and their nominators will be invited to join us at the reception. (This event is invitation only)

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 AeroMexico, Boston

AeroMexico began nonstop flight service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Mexico City in June 2015.

Amazon, Fall River

Online retailer Amazon expanded operations with a 1 million square foot distribution center in Fall River. The facility will create at least 500 permanent full time jobs with benefits.

Applied Photophysics, Beverly

Applied Photophysics relocated from the United Kingdom to a 24,000 square foor facility in Beverly in July 2015. Applied Photophysics is a manufacturer of high performance stopped-flow, laser flash photolysis and circular dichroism instrumentation.

Avigilon, Somerville

Vancouver-based Avigilon Corporation, a provider of business intelligence and security solutions, opened its 33,000 square foot Analytics and Data Science Center of Excellence in Somerville’s Assembly Row in February 2016. It added approximately 100 jobs to the Massachusetts economy and has offices in Dallas, the UK, Italy, and the UAE.

El Al Israel Airlines, Boston

El Al Israel began nonstop flight service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Tel Aviv in June 2015.

Eli Lilly, Cambridge

At the end of 2015, Eli Lilly opened a new 20,000 square foot R&D facility in Cambridge, which is devoted to drug delivery and device innovation, designing and developing next generation delivery systems to meet patients’ needs. By the end of 2016, the new unit plans to add up to 30 new jobs.

ERD Metal Inc., Avon

ERD Metal Inc. is an aluminum profile supplier based in Turkey. The company opened a 20,000 square foot facility in Avon in April 2016 and added 5 jobs to the Massachusetts economy.

General Electric, Boston

GE committed to relocate its worlwide headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston in 2016. The company’s 300,000 square foot headquarters will be located on Necco Street in the Seaport District and will house approximately 800 employees at its headquarters.

harmon.ie, Boston

Harmon.ie is a cloud-based software company that relocated its headquarters from Silicon Valley, California to a 2,000 square foot space in Boston. The company added 6 employees to the Massachusetts economy and plans to grow to 50 by the end of 2018.

IBM Watson Health, Cambridge

IBM Watson Health, which announced Cambridge as its new headquarters in 2015, is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming health and wellness. The company is working to use cognitive technologies to help people expand their knowledge base, improve their productivity and deepen their expertise.

LEGO Education, Boston

Education technology company, LEGO Education, relocated its North America headquarters from Pittsburg, Kansas to a 20,000 square foot in Boston’s Back Bay in February 2016 and added 40 new jobs to the Commonwealth.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Boston

Norwegian Air Shuttle began nonstop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Norway in December 2015. The airline offers nonstop services to five destinations (Guadeloupe, Martinique, London/Gatwick, Oslo, and Copenhagen) with more to be added in the future.

Olink Proteomics, Cambridge

Olink Proteomics moved from Sweden to Cambridge in April 2015. The company plans to move from the Cambridge Innovation Center to a 1,850 square foot facility in Watertown and house 3 employees. Olink Proteomics has been screening more than 100,000 samples around the world and is currently running thousands of patient samples each week.

Philips, Cambridge

Dutch health technology company, Philips, relocated its research and development facility from Westchester, New York to Cambridge in September 2015. The 48,057 square foot facility houses nearly 200 employees new to Massachsuetts.

Qatar Airways, Boston

Qatar Airways began nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Doha, Qatar in March 2016.

Scandinavian Airlines, Boston

Scandinavian Airlines began nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Copenhagen in March 2016.

Sunrun, Marlborough

Solar energy company Sunrun, based in San Francisco, opened its first Massachusetts location in August of 2015 in Malborough. This 7,203 square foot location houses 125 employees whose positions range from solar project managers to electricians. Sunrun also opened a Wilmington, MA location in February 2016. The company plans to expand to Southern MA, Western MA, and the Cape this year.

WestJet Airlines, Boston

In March 2016, WestJet Airlines began nonstop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Toronto, Pearson and Halifax, with additional routes to be added in the future.

WuXi AppTec, Cambridge

In 2015, WuXi AppTec from Shanghai, China, established a presence in three Cambridge locations, totaling nearly 6,000 square feet, housing 43 employees. WuXi AppTec is a global leader in analyzing and understanding the links between genome and disease susceptability.


April 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm