For Devens, Wages Top State Average

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Lowell Sun Online, Posted: 07/24/2014 06:43:37 AM EDT

By: Amelia Pak-Harvey

DEVENS — Employment and average wages have risen in Devens during the past few years, showing a concentration of technical and manufacturing industries that rises above the rest of the state, according to a report released Tuesday.

The UMass Donahue Institute report shows an increase of 396 jobs and four businesses from last year, topping employment with 4,030 positions at 91 different businesses.  A majority of 74 percent of businesses are private, with 20 percent listed as nonprofit and the remaining 6 percent as government jobs.

The manufacturing industry employs the highest number of people at 1,177 employees, followed by public-administration jobs from the Devens Enterprise Commission, the federal medical center, state police and MassDevelopment.

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