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For Immediate Release:

Annie O’Connell, Communications Director, MassEcon
(617) 924-4600 x 13

Companies with Global Reach Put Down Stakes in Massachusetts

800 jobs from 10 countries, four states

Cambridge, MA – MassEcon welcomed 18 companies new to Massachusetts yesterday at its Ninth Annual Corporate Welcome Reception at Sanofi Genzyme’s headquarters in Cambridge. This one-of-a-kind event brought together over 125 private sector leaders and senior state officials, including Governor Charlie Baker, to welcome companies that have recently opened facilities in the state.

The company locations of origin include Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Michigan, Florida, Rhode Island, and California. Adding more than 800 new jobs to the Commonwealth, the companies represent a wide variety of industries including life sciences, education, energy, manufacturing, technology, and transportation.

Honoree companies include 3Decor which located in Lawrence; Air Berlin which located in Boston; Bayer East Coast Innovation Center which located in Cambridge; BeWell Connect’s Visiomed Group which located in Boston; Biognosys which located in Beverly; Brammer Bio which located in Cambridge, Lexington, and Somerville; DONG Energy which located in Boston; Duro-Last which located in Ludlow; Eataly which is located in Boston; Founders Science Group which located in Taunton; For the Record (FTR) which located in Woburn; LEO Pharma which located in Cambridge; Moby Dick Brewing Co. which located in New Bedford; Nexthink which located in Boston; Signature Healthcare Services which located in Westborough; Smartick which located in Boston; Prodrive Technologies which located in South Weymouth; and Vcanbio which located in Natick.

Bill Sibold, Global Head of MS, Immunology & Oncology at Sanofi Genzyme delivered welcome remarks. “We have created an innovative ecosystem here that allows us to work with academic institutions, nurturing both public and private partnerships,” he said. “There’s no greater place in the world to be.”

“Massachusetts continues to succeed in attracting new jobs, development and investment from around the world and we are excited for the role these new companies will play in our economy and communities in the years to come,” said Governor Baker.

“This event is an opportunity for ambassadors for the state to say welcome to Massachusetts and thank you for investing here,” said MassEcon Executive Director Susan Houston. “It is also an opportunity for us to connect these new companies with the robust network of resources Massachusetts has to offer.”

About MassEcon

MassEcon is a private non-profit entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth.  Launched in 1993 by the Governor’s Council for Growth and Technology, MassEcon promotes Massachusetts by providing information services to companies seeking to expand or relocate to the state.  MassEcon’s services include the Site Finder Service, the Research & Information Service, and the Massachusetts Ambassadors program.  MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth. More information can be found at