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The Milken Institute has ranked Massachusetts as number one in technology and science development in the U.S.  In their last report, in 2004, Massachusetts was also the top-ranked state but this year the state scored the highest ever (at 93.07) among the five composite measures that Milken uses for the ranking.  The full report is available on their website here (free registration required) or you can view the rankings here.

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If you’re looking to make it in Boston, being a small business serving movie production companies during this boom-time looks like a good bet.  Check out this article in the New York Times.  If the movie production on Mass. Ave. didn’t warm you up to the idea, the article might.

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Ken Heebner, a mutual fund manager at Boston’s Capital Growth Manager, was named by Fortune as “America’s Hottest Investor” due to his fund’s 24% annual return over the last ten years.  How did he do it?  By staying away from the tech bubble and investing in real estate.  What’s he doing now?  Investing in commodities.  Read the rest of the story here.

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Fortune has a list of the 25 most desirable MBA Employers, as reported by MBA candidates, and guess which company took #1? Google, of course–who wouldn’t want to work there if they let you deck your cubicle out in Simpsons chotckie, like the photo shows. Great news: two Boston-based companies are in the top six.

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If you didn’t read this past Monday’s Boston Globe, then you probably didn’t see their wonderful 20th anniversary issue of the Globe 100, a publication where they profile the 100 Best companies in Massachusetts.  Included in this magazine-length section are articles about five local companies that survived downturns and have experienced consistent success, a CEO survey on the economic outlook, Q&A’s with local leaders, rankings of local companies across sectors and different qualities, and profiles of these top companies.  Read the entire special publication online at the Boston Globe website.

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