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MassEcon Announces Finalists for 13th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

Finalists selected based on job growth, investment, and facility expansion

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts – August 17, 2016

Eighteen companies from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2016 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon. These finalists, representing companies from Greater Boston to the Pioneer Valley, will present one-minute elevator pitches describing their growth in the Bay State to a panel of judges and business leaders on September 14 at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, will be the featured guest at the event.

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 22nd in Boston.

The finalist companies range in size and are drawn from different industries including, manufacturing, biotechnology, medical devices, technology, and education. MassEcon selected the finalists based on their job growth, facility expansion, and investment since January 1, 2015, as well as other criteria including community involvement. Together this year’s finalists have added over 2,000 jobs to the Commonwealth, invested over $450 million, and expanded their facilities by nearly 1.5 million square feet since January 2015.

Finalists compete on a regional basis, defined as West, Central, Southeast, Northeast, and Greater Boston.  From the pool of finalists, a gold, silver, and bronze winner will be selected from each region.

“We are thrilled to recognize Massachusetts companies that contribute so much to the Commonwealth’s success,” said Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon. “The range of industries and regions represented by this impressive group of companies demonstrates the collective strength of our state.”

The companies chosen as finalists for the 13th ANNUAL TEAM MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS are listed below.

GREATER BOSTON:
Acquia – Boston
Autodesk – Boston
IBM Watson Health – Cambridge
LEGO Education – Boston
Shire – Lexington

CENTRAL:
Acacia Communications – Maynard
Advanced Cable Ties – Gardner
Bristol-Myers Squibb – Devens
Woonsocket Glass Fabricators – Whitinsville

NORTHEAST:
Hoff’s Bakery – Malden
New England Die Cutting – Methuen
NxStage Medical – Lawrence
TraceLink – North Reading

WEST:
Jarvis Surgical – Westfield
PV Sullivan Supply – Chicopee
Prolamina – Westfield

SOUTHEAST:
Capstan Atlantic – Wrentham
HTP – New Bedford

Citizens Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the Thirteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards.

About MassEcon

MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth.  Its services include the state’s only Site Selection Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com

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August 17, 2016