Massachusetts Technology Heartland

Major industry sectors

Sector# of Jobs
Professional and business services116,289
Trade94,518
Health Care52,021
Advanced Manufacturing50,687

Knowledge jobs dominate

Field# of Jobs
Information technology27,291
Computer systems design22,600
Scientific research and development12,572
Architecture and engineering9,943
Management and technical services9,724
Telecommunications3,299
Tech Worker diagnosing Server

MA-Map

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served by Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce

Acton
Ashland
Bellingham
Bedford
Boxborough
Brooklyn
Canton
Carlisle
Concord
Dedham
Dover
Foxborough
Framingham
Franklin
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Marlsborough
Maynard
Medfield
Millis
Natick
Newton
Norfolk
Norwood
Plainville
Sharon
Sherborn
Southborough
Stow
Sudbury
Walpole
Waltham
Wayland
Wellesley
Weston
Westwood
Wrentham

Metro Southwest . . . Technology Heartland of Massachusetts

Covering the area between Routes 128/I495, and serving 43 communities, Metro Southwest is one of the largest of the 16 workforce regions in Massachusetts.

The Metro Southwest (MSW) region contains communities that are defined by high-growth, high-paying knowledge and innovation industries, exceptional educational attainment and outstanding research and education institutions.

MSW is a college labor market in which jobs requiring post-secondary education dominate and college-educated residents thrive. Those without post-secondary education do not.