Boston Globe Highlights BSM

Tech, health care, manufacturing firms honored for contribution to Mass. economy

By Megan Woolhouse Globe Staff November 19, 2015

Growing technology, health care, and manufacturing companies dominated this year’s MassEcon Economic Impact Awards, an annual event honoring businesses that have “made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy.” This is the 12th year the Watertown nonprofit, founded in 1993 to promote Massachusetts business development, has given the awards. This year’s 15 winning companies created more than 2,700 jobs in Massachusetts, invested $346 million in the state, and collectively added 1.7 million square feet to their facilities in the last two years. And here they are:


Greater Boston: TripAdvisor Inc., Needham

Central Mass.: GE Healthcare Inc., Marlborough

Northeast Mass.: Aspen Technology Inc., Bedford

Southeast Mass.: Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Corp., New Bedford

Western Mass.: Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Lee


Greater Boston: Baxalta Inc., Cambridge

Central Mass.: Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg

Northeast Mass.: Southwick (custom made suits), Haverhill

Southeast Mass.: Lafrance Hospitality Co., Wareham

Western Mass.: Kennametal Inc., Greenfield


Greater Boston: Carbonite Inc., Boston

Central Mass.: SanDisk Corp., Marlborough

Northeast Mass.: Energi Inc., Peabody

Southeast Mass.: South Shore Millwork, Norton

Western Mass.: Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., South Hadley

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