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The state's Economic Assistance Coordinating Council approved tax breaks Wednesday for 17 companies' projects. The expansions and new buildings are expected to lead to as many as 1,000 new jobs in the state and spur nearly $500 million in construction and other private investments.

The council meets on a quarterly basis to approve applications for state tax incentives as well as local property tax breaks that have already been approved in cities and towns.

"Investing in businesses across Massachusetts as they expand helps to create job opportunities for hard-working residents while growing the state economy," state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash said in a prepared statement. "We remain dedicated to supporting communities and businesses across Massachusetts as they grow and prosper."

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Here's a rundown of the latest recipients, according to Ash's office:

• Associated Environmental Systems Inc., Acton, is spending more than $3 million on a new facility in Acton, more than doubling its space and creating 65 jobs. The town approved a special tax assessment valued at $126,750 over five years, and the state council approved $236,500 in tax credits.

• Krohne Inc., Beverly, is spending $20 million to buy a 95,000-square-foot facility and create 54 jobs. The city approved a 10-year property tax break valued at $111,615, and the state council approved $320,000 in tax credits.

• Webco Chemical Corp., Dudley, is expanding its existing factory, spending $6.9 million, and creating 15 new jobs. The town approved a 10-year property tax break valued at $80,388, while the state council approved $136,000 in tax credits.

• Cold Chain Technologies Inc., Franklin, plans to consolidate locations in Franklin and create 55 jobs, spending $12.5 million on the project. The town approved an 11-year tax break, valued at $149,087, and the state council awarded CCT $550,000 in tax credits.

• International Container Co., Holyoke, is adding to its building and spending as much as $500,000 on new equipment. The project will create 5 new jobs. The city approved a five-year tax break valued at $30,546 and the state council awarded $62,500 in tax credits.

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• Oyo Sportstoys Inc., Marlborough, is investing $8 million in a new 65,000-square-foot facility in Marlborough, a relocation from Acton. The company expects to create 100 jobs as a result. The company received $480,000 in tax credits from the state and a 10-year property tax break valued at $140,853.

• New England Ice Cream Corp., Norton, is consolidating its Taunton and Avon operations into a new 65,000-square-foot plant in Norton. The company is investing $10 million and plans to create 20 new jobs. The town approved a 15-year tax break valued at $1 million and the state council awarded $100,000 in tax credits.

• Falvey Linen Supply Inc., Springfield, plans to spend $8.6 million to buy an abandoned building for a second laundry plant and create 125 jobs. The city approved a five-year tax break valued at $139,572 and the state council awarded $625,000 in tax credits.

• Boise Cascade Co., Westfield, plans to spend $8 million to build a warehouse in Westfield, creating nine jobs. The city approved a $226,057 property tax break, over five years, and the state council approved $67,500 in investment tax credits

• D.W. Clark Inc., Brockton, is investing $6 million in its plant and will create 25 new jobs. The city approved 15 years of tax breaks valued at $1.2 million.

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• EMD Millipore Corp., Burlington, is relocating from Billerica into a new facility in Burlington. The company, a division of Merck KGaA, is investing $165 million into the project. The town of Burlington approved a 15-year tax break valued at $3.1 million.

• Demoulas Super Markets Inc., Lynn, is leading a $22 million project to renovate an abandoned industrial site for use as a new supermarket and other improvements. The project will create 75 jobs. The city approved $3.7 million in property tax and personal property tax breaks.

• Shuster Corp., New Bedford, plans to spend $140,000 on a new space in New Bedford, doubling its warehousing and office space and adding 4 new workers. The city approved a five-year tax break valued at $169,914.

• Alnylam US Inc., Norton, plans to spend $100 million on a new plant in Norton and is expected to create 220 jobs. The town approved a 13-year tax break valued at $7.1 million.

• Horner Millwork, Somerset, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Somerset by 20,000 square feet and installing a solar panel facility. The company is spending $7 million, creating 15 jobs, and received a 12-year tax break from the town valued at $647,568.

• China CNR Corp., Springfield, is spending $107 million to develop a 213,000-square-foot facility in Springfield, creating 150 jobs, to make new Red and Orange Line trains for the MBTA. The company received a 10-year break from the city of Springfield valued at $9.8 million.

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• G&G Medical Products, Ware, is spending $1.5 million to buy American Disposables and move its manufacturing operations from China to Ware, creating 71 jobs. The town approved a 10-year tax break, valued at $42,106.


Jon Chesto can be reached at jon.chesto@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jonchesto.