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For Immediate Release:

Annie O'Connell
Communications Director
617-924-4600, ext. 13

Massachusetts Cabinet Secretaries Discuss Statewide Economic Development Issues at MassEcon’s Annual Conference

Newton, MA, June 22, 2015MassEcon hosted its Annual Conference at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Newton on Friday, June 19. Nearly 200 business leaders, academic executives, and public officials from across the Commonwealth attended the event to engage with cabinet secretaries on housing, economic development, energy, environmental affairs, transportation, labor, and workforce development.

The centerpiece of the conference was a panel of the four economic development secretariats within Governor Baker’s Administration, whose conversation was moderated by Geri Denterlein, President of Denterlein. Attendees heard from Secretary Jay Ash, Secretary Matthew Beaton, Secretary Stephanie Pollack, and Undersecretary Stephanie Neal-Johnson, representing the executive offices of Housing and Economic Development; Energy and Environmental Affairs; Transportation; and Labor and Workforce Development.

“Promoting economic development requires the commitment of a full team that spans agencies and offices, and this cabinet clearly demonstrates a collaborative ethic.  MassEcon was honored to convene the key players who will influence the Commonwealth’s economic future”, said Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon.

The conference was sponsored by BSC Group, and supported by Conference Partners MEDC, NAIOP, AIM, and CoreNet Global NE.

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 decision-support to companies seeking to expand or relocate to the state. MassEcon’s services include Location Intelligence, Research & Information, and the Massachusetts Ambassadors program. MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth. More information can be found at