BOSTON (WWLP) – After more than 170 years in the city of Springfield, MassMutual is expanding their operations out east. The new office space the company just built includes beautiful views of the city and the Boston Harbor.
MassMutual’s new Boston office opened Wednesday in the Boston Seaport. MassMutual employees have more than 300,000 square feet to channel their creativity. Employees will have the option to work out of the 17-story building or out of the office in Springfield.
MassMutual isn’t just expanding their workspace, they’re also expanding their philanthropic efforts, by giving back to small businesses in every corner of the Commonwealth.
“As they grow and as they sort of redefine their business model, they’re also going to create new markets which will also create opportunities for more people in Massachusetts to become part of the team there,” said Governor Charlie Baker.
MassMutual decided to close several of it’s offices around the country to focus on their operations in Massachusetts. Lawmakers applauded their expansion but said they will be keeping a close eye on the company to make sure they are offering job opportunities on both ends of the state.
Roger Crandall of MassMutual explained to 22News how the pandemic affected their workflow, “To all of our employees, it has been a really tough period of time but MassMutual has actually grown through this. We’ve figured out how to work with Microsoft teams, we’ve figured out how to work with Zoom and now we’re remembering how to work together again in person.
This project was more than two years in the making. Everyone at Wednesday’s event said they are thrilled to see the building up and running so that MassMutual can continue to hire residents all across the state.
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank MassMutual President and CEO Roger Crandall and his team for inviting CDO Tim Sheehan and myself to the grand opening of their new facility in Boston’s Seaport District. For 170 years, MassMutual has been an economic and innovated driver in the City of Springfield and Western Massachusetts. I also appreciate MassMutual President and CEO Roger Crandall for reaffirming his company’s commitment to the City of Springfield through this expansion process. This investment and expansion into Eastern Massachusetts is a natural progression of MassMutual’s development and I know we are all looking forward to working together with all of our public and private partners as we move our City of Springfield and the Commonwealth forward and reinvigorate our local economy post-pandemic.”
MassMutual was founded in 1851 in the city of Springfield. For more than 150 years, the company has been a massive economic driver in the region.