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

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:

Gold

Greater Boston: TripAdvisor Inc., Needham

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Central Mass.: GE Healthcare Inc., Marlborough

Northeast Mass.: Aspen Technology Inc., Bedford

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

Western Mass.: Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Lee

Silver

Greater Boston: Baxalta Inc., Cambridge

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Central Mass.: Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg

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

Southeast Mass.: Lafrance Hospitality Co., Wareham

Western Mass.: Kennametal Inc., Greenfield

Bronze

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

Megan Woolhouse can be reached at megan.woolhouse@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @megwoolhouse.
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