Why Massachusetts?

Regional Spotlights:

High-level snapshots of industry trends in the different areas across Massachusetts, from the public and private perspective, describing what makes each region a desirable business location.

September 2020: More than 60 participants joined MassEcon and panelists from MassDevelopment, Boyd Technologies, Tighe & Bond, the EDC of Western Massachusetts, Interprint USA, the UMass Donahue Institute, and Smith & Wesson, for the regional spotlight highlighting Western Massachusetts as a business location.

  • Watch the event video here.
  • Read the event summary here
  • Read an article on the event that appeared in in State House News Service and The Berkshire Eagle here.

February 2020: Nearly 70 participants gathered at Patriot Place to join MassEcon and panelists from Waters Corporation, Raw Seafoods Inc., Business Development Strategies, Inc., MassDevelopment, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and DCL. 

  • View the event presentation and takeaways here.
  • View event photos here.

Industry Highlights:

July 2020: The Massachusetts life sciences industry has continued its growth throughout 2020, unabated by the pandemic. For insight on the industry and incentives available for life sciences companies in Massachusetts, we hope you can watch this brief interview that features MassBio’s President and CEO, Bob Coughlin.

The Best Workforce

in US – Performance of Public Schools
in US – Percentage of residents with a college degree
in US – Percentage of residents with advanced degrees
in US – Science and Technology Workforce
of Massachusetts companies choose Massachusetts for the quality of its workforce.

Innovative Industry Clusters

Most Innovative State
in per capita National Institute of Health research funding
in Venture Capital investment per capita (>$11 Billion)
the leading BioPharma cluster in the world
Most energy-efficient state
in Solar Power Employment
in Advanced Manufacturing exports

Incredible Locations

Massachusetts offers one of the most dynamic urban economies in the world, as well as a full spectrum of favorable price points for companies from the Berkshires to the Merrimack Valley to the South Coast and Cape Cod.

MassEcon is the location service provider
for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Let us help you make the Massachusetts location decision.

MassEcon: By the Numbers

Last year, MassEcon provided
customized site selection services
to prospects seeking
5,000,000 SF
MassEcon has helped 275 companies
locate to and expand in Massachusetts.

A statewide, economic development non-profit, MassEcon provides its location services to companies, corporate site selectors, and other partners at no cost.

  • We listen to your location needs.
  • Provide data services that identify locations, real estate, labor characteristics, and markets
  • Convey deep understanding of the state’s regional assets
  • Engage a broad cross-section of public and private sector expertise to help inform your decision.

MassEcon maintains
the Ready Mass 100®
the state’s exclusive
portfolio of the
Top 100
real estate assets.

ReadyMass Properties are:

  • Zoned
  • Permitted
  • Serviced by infrastructure
  • Certified for immediate occupancy or development

Contact us to learn more:
617-924-4600 | coordinator@massecon.com

MassEcon, a statewide non-profit alliance of private and public sector partners, champions Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow or locate a business.