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MassEcon Website Receives Certificate of Excellence for Site Selection Services

Recognition for Outstanding Performance in the State Ranking of Best Economic Development Online Services

 WATERTOWN, Massachusetts – August 25, 2014

MassEcon was honored to receive a Certificate of Excellence from Sigala Inc. for its state site selection website services featured on https://massecon.com. Lead generation, community search, property search, and location analysis were found to be the key elements of a successful online economic development program. MassEcon is proud that its online services help companies find a location to satisfy their particular business needs. 

Doug Kehlhem, Senior Director at MassEcon, is in charge of the organization’s Location Services, assisting relocating and growing companies find the best places in Massachusetts to expand, and oversees MassEcon’s ReadyMass 100 initiative, which introduces companies to the top business locations in Massachusetts. “MassEcon is honored to be ranked #1 by Sigala Inc. In helping the Commonwealth reach its economic development goals, we strive to provide the most accurate and easily accessible site selection data in the market,” Kehlhem said. 

“MassEcon’s online platform of site selection resources is a tremendous asset to companies who are evaluating Massachusetts as a place to locate and grow their business,” added Ryan Weber, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, whose company represents clients worldwide.

The independent report of site selection website services was conducted by Sigala Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in urban and regional planning. Sigala Inc. analyzed more than 300 features on economic development websites in all 50 states to determine the top site selection service websites. Click here to read the full report.

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. 

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August 18, 2014