Finalists named for MassEcon awards


BOSTON — Eighteen companies from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, MassEcon's 15th annual celebration of honoring firms for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.The finalists, spanning Greater Boston to Western Massachusetts, range in size and are drawn from manufacturing, distribution, life sciences, food, robotics, entertainment, and software.The three Western Massachusetts finalists include: CRRC - Springfield; Decker Machine Works of Greenfield and MGM Casino Springfield.Wayfair, the e-commerce company that specializes in home furnishings that was co-founded by Pittsfield native Niraj Shah, is a finalist in the Greater Boston area.On Sept. 12, the finalists will each present one-minute pitches to a panel of judges and business leaders describing their growth in the Bay State. The winners from each of the five regions will be announced in October and recognized at an awards luncheon on Nov. 20 in Boston.



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