SOURCE: MassEcon

MassEcon

April 30, 2012 13:15 ET

Massachusetts Ambassadors Welcome Companies New to the Commonwealth at Fourth Annual Corporate Welcome Reception

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - MassEcon and its network of Massachusetts Ambassadors welcomed companies new to the state at its Fourth Annual Corporate Welcome Reception at Genzyme's headquarters in Cambridge last week. The event gathered 150 private sector leaders and senior state officials, including Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Greg Bialecki.

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The new additions to the Commonwealth's business landscape include DPS Biometics of Framingham; Hadapt, Inc of Cambridge; Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals of Cambridge; Japan Airlines of Boston; Matrigen Life Technologies of Worcester; MIDAC Corporation of Westfield; Navidea Biopharmaceuticals of Andover; Netwatch of Medford; Russian Venture Company - USA of Boston; and Wegmans Food Markets of Northborough. The companies are both start-ups and established businesses, and their origins include California, New York, Connecticut, Russia, and Ireland. They represent a range of industries including manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology and venture capital.

MassEcon Chairman Fred Mulligan thanked the companies for bringing innovation and opportunity to the state. "These companies are a wonderful addition to the Commonwealth's business community," commented Mulligan. "We at MassEcon hope this marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship."

"Massachusetts has a proud tradition of innovation, a talented workforce and a competitive business climate," said Secretary Bialecki. "These diverse and thriving companies recognize the advantages of doing business here, and we look forward to partnering with them to generate the job growth and private investment that are key to building a better, stronger Commonwealth."

"MassEcon and its Ambassadors say 'thank you' to these companies for locating in Massachusetts," said Susan Houston, Executive Director of MassEcon. "Connecting their executives with contacts from the state, academia, and other industries tells these companies that there is a community ready to support their growth."

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 http://www.massecon.com.

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