“Devens is a unique place to do business in Massachusetts and is set up to attract and support new business. Little Leaf Farms could not have met our tight construction timelines without the efficient and professional permitting process. We look forward to continue to grow our business in Devens.”
- Paul Sellew, CEO, Little Leaf Farms
Little Leaf Farms
Little Leaf Farms grows lettuce in fully automated greenhouses. The technically advanced approach means fresh-tasting greens can get to New Englanders all year round, within a day of harvest. After purchasing 14 acres of land in Devens, Little Leaf received a $4.5 million construction loan from MassDevelopment. This support proved critical for the budding company and for consumers throughout the region who crave quality, local greens.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Expanding to develop drug therapies
Global biopharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb chose to locate a new large-scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Devens back in 2006. The company, whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases, (including depression, HIV, hepatitis B, rheumatoid arthritis, and melanoma), expanded again in 2016 with a $280 million project that added two new buildings to its 89-acre campus. And now, a third building expansion is in the works for the company’s 800 employees that includes new office space, conference facilities, an expanded cafeteria, and a fitness center. A series of walkways and trails connecting buildings and outdoor patio space will complement the addition.
The perfect e-commerce partner
Quiet 3PF, a leading outsourced fulfillment partner to premium apparel and lifestyle brands, expanded once again in Devens with the opening of a world-class, 355,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and fulfillment center on Jackson Road. The company combines cutting-edge technology, proprietary software systems, and specialist staff to package products with the utmost care and attention to detail. Whether it's apparel, beauty products, or luxury home goods, Quiet 3PF provides exceptional service and unparalleled efficiency – minimizing waste and maximizing value for each of its customers.
100% medical manufacturing
Founded in 1988, SMC Ltd. was built on a vision to provide high-quality manufacturing services faster than industry options of the day. This core value of speed to market is what has grown the company into a globally recognized, medical device contract manufacturer. The company’s East Coast operations were moved to Devens in 2016. With approximately 320 employees at its facility at 18 Independence Drive, the company continues to grow – adding three new clean rooms over the past two years.
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Mika Brewer, Senior Vice President of MassDevelopment Real Estate
33 Andrews Parkway, Devens