OpenMobile - Small Business Week Tour
FRAMINGHAM – May 22, 2012 – The Patrick-Murray Administration’s tour of Massachusetts businesses stopped at OpenMobile yesterday, with Assistant Secretary for Economic Development April Anderson Lamoureux stopping by to talk to Robert Angela, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at OpenMobile.
The statewide tour celebrates National Small Business Week, which runs May 20-26. The stops at local business by state officials highlight the importance of small businesses in the Massachusetts economy and provide another opportunity for business owners to discuss the economic climate in the Commonwealth. Small businesses represent approximately 85 percent of the state’s total businesses and employ more than half of the total workforce in the state.
“Massachusetts is recovering from the recession faster and stronger than the rest of the nation, and the engine that is driving that recovery is small businesses,” said Anderson Lamoureux. “There are thousands of businesses like OpenMobile that not only provide quality products and services, but also maintain and create jobs and keep our economy moving forward. We talk with businesses like this one every day of the year, but National Small Business Week seems like a great opportunity to highlight that small businesses people are fueling our state’s economic engine and we deeply appreciate their efforts.”
OpenMobile is a cutting-edge technology start-up with approximately 20 employees. They are the creators of Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), a powerful technology that provides access to 400,000-plus Android apps on your platform on day one. In a highly competitive marketplace for mobile devices, it's difficult to launch a successful new Smartphone or Tablet without hundreds of thousands of apps and a vibrant apps ecosystem. ACL transforms a platform into a vibrant ecosystem. ACL has the power to change the trajectory of the global marketplace and level the playing field for Mobile devices.
The Patrick-Murray Administration continues to work on improving the economic environment in Massachusetts through the state’s economic development plan, “Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century”, which provides long-term strategies for continuing Massachusetts’ momentum in job creation and economic development.
“With offices in India, China, and Finland, OpenMobile could locate anywhere in the world but they choose to be in Framingham, providing invaluable contributions to MetroWest, the state’s economy, and the Commonwealth as a whole,” said Senator Karen Spilka. “Small businesses, like OpenMobile, are the backbone of our economy and in order to ensure continued economic growth and job creation, we must remain committed to supporting entrepreneurs and the growing small business community in Massachusetts.”
The state has launched a number of initiatives to support small businesses, including regulatory reform that will ensure state government is creating the conditions for small businesses to thrive, targeted support to our cities and towns that improve regional economies and small-business development, and continuing to nurture a robust and supportive environment for the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial economies.