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Defense Research Survey: Please Complete by Nov. 14, 2016

The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), on behalf of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), is conducting a survey of the Massachusetts-based defense industry to develop programs and initiatives that help the industry become more competitive, expand its customer base, and improve and diversify its products.

In partnership with EOHED, MassDevelopment is developing a proactive response that will significantly mitigate the potential impact of federal defense budget cuts and sequestration on a Massachusetts’s economy that has become increasingly dependent on defense contracts. By identifying and capitalizing on the competitive advantages of our defense industry, this project will serve as the basis for designing protocols to help at-risk firms mitigate threats and assist others in expanding beyond their defense contracts.

Please review the letter from Secretary Jay Ash inviting you to participate in this survey effort for your establishment.

We appreciate your valuable input. Your time and support are essential to helping our team develop programs and initiatives best aligned with the current challenges of the Commonwealth’s defense industry. It should take approximately 20 minutes to provide a response for your establishment.

Please take the time to respond to our survey if your establishment is located in Massachusetts and sells DoD related goods or services as a prime contractor, sub-tier supplier, or subcontractor, totaling more than 5% of your establishment's overall annual revenue. Your establishment may be a division or sub-unit of a larger organization, which has overall Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility, but we ask that you please coordinate your response separately and make estimates for your establishment only. It is not necessary to provide a response if you are representing a professional association, organization, consortium, or some other body having a membership base.

The online survey can be accessed through the MassDevelopment web site at http://www.massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/key-initiatives/massachusetts-defense-supply-chain-survey or directly through the following link https://www.research.net/r/MassachusettsDefenseSUPPLYCHAIN.

If you prefer to provide a response on paper, please use the PDF version and send your completed response to MassDevelopmentDefenseResearch@battraco.com. Use the same email address if you require an alternative approach to completing your establishment’s response to the survey, or have any questions or concerns.

Please feel free to contact Anne Marie Dowd, Director of Defense Sector Initiatives at MassDevelopment, if you have any questions. She can be reached at 617-330-2013 or adowd@massdevelopment.com.

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