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Industry

Approximately 4,700 businesses are based within the city, employing more than 73,000 workers, making Springfield the economic hub of the region.

 

Major Companies Include:

  • Big Y Foods, Inc.-  A regional grocery retail chain
  • Bank of America- Regional headquarters of this major, multi-national financial services company 
  • Baystate Health-  The second largest hospital system in the Commonwealth and the western campus of the Tufts University School of Medicine 
  • Friendly Ice Cream Corporation- Restaurant chain and dessert manufacturer, originally founded in Springfield, now headquartered in the neighboring town of Wilbraham
  • MassMutual Financal Group- The largest Fortune 500 company based in Massachusetts has been headquartered in Springfield since 1851 
  • Mercy Hospital- A hospital and health care network operated by the faith-based, non-profit Sisters of Providence Health System
  • Milton Bradley (Hasbro, Inc.)-  A game and toy development and manufacturing company founded in Springfield, later purchased by Hasbro, Inc. and located in East Longmeadow, a Springfield suburb
  • Merriam-Webster- Internationally-known manufacturer of dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines- The corporate headquarters of this transportation company was founded and is based in downtown Springfield
  • TD Bank - This financial institution's Massachusetts branch is headquartered in downtown Springfield
  • Smith & Wesson- America's largest producer of handguns  
  • Solutia Incorporated- A chemical manufacturing plant
  • Titeflex Corporation- A plastics and rubber manufacturing company

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