• "Our concentration of brainpower, our well-educated workforce and our tradition of invention and innovation over many centuries now make us an especially attractive place for the innovation industries so critical to today’s and tomorrow’s economy." 
    - Governor Deval Patrick, State House Small Business Fair, May 2012


    Massachusetts has recovered from the recession faster and stronger than the nation as a whole. By January 2013, Massachusetts had gained back all its jobs lost during the recession.