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Expand or Relocate to Massachusetts

Massachusetts Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Massachusetts

MA business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Massachusetts


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax
6.25%. Exemptions include: Sales to manufacturers

Property Tax
“Ad Valorem” Tax is assessed on real and personal property. Rates vary by county.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
15% Industrial machinery and equipment
13% Electronic and other electric equipment
13% Instruments and related products
10% Printing and publishing
8% Fabricated metal products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Dell EMC (Hopkinton) - 10,000
Raytheon Co. (Andover) - 4,000
Gillette Co., The (South Boston) - 3,000
EBSCO Information Technologies, Inc. (Ipswich) - 3,000
Biogen, Inc. (Cambridge) - 3,000
Staples, Inc. (Framingham) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Middlesex - 138,280
Essex - 52,159
Worcester - 50,533
Norfolk - 35,687
Bristol - 35,528

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Boston - 16,429
Andover - 12,719
Cambridge - 12,018
Hopkinton - 11,355
Waltham - 11,098

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• MassDevelopment Equipment Loans
• Brownfields Redevelopment Fund
• Emerging Technology Fund
• MassDevelopment Exporter Financing
• Southeast Regional Loan Fund (SRLF)
• Brownfields Tax Credit Program
• New Markets Tax Credit Program
• Tax Exempt Bonds
• Green Loan Program
• Pre-development Loans
• Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP)
• Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
• Research & Development Tax Credit
• Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
• Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP)
• Single Sales Factor (Reduces tax burden for manufacturers)

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