1. Central and Western Massachusetts need a 'few more victories' to lure in big companies, state economic development chief Jay Ash says

    Central and Western Massachusetts need a 'few more victories' to lure in big companies, state economic development chief Jay Ash says

    Big companies looking to relocate to Massachusetts keep zeroing in on the Boston area, a top Bay State economic development official said in an email as insurance company Aetna weighed a move.

    Bruce Stebbins, a member of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, had emailed Jay Ash, Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development chief, after word got out that Aetna was looking to leave Hartford, Connecticut, where it has about 5,000 employees.

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    1. I do keep on trying though, but I think Central & Western are going to need a few more victories to build up the momentum before one of the big corporates say yes.
    2. I hope you find this material helpful in your conversations with Aetna and any other businesses that are considering Massachusetts.
    3. Every time we talk to a big company locating in Massachusetts, we talk to them about Eastern, Central and Western Mass..
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