MA Office of Business Development
Central MA Regional Director Kevin Kuros
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Ever wonder what the Massachusetts Office of Business Development does for its constituents? Let us help empower you with the information you need. We spoke with Central MA Regional Director Kevin Kuros.
The pandemic’s economic repercussions will be with us for some time to come. It will be of utmost importance to many of us in the entrepreneurial and industry spheres to leverage all potential assistance to our businesses that we can muster.
Not just from a triage standpoint; for many of us opportunity will result from the latent business activity likely to occur as the public space opens again.
In this episode we spoke with Kevin regarding what the MA Office of Business Development (MOBD) does for its constituents. You’ll learn how you can leverage their office for your enterprise.
We also touched upon interesting data regarding industry in Massachusetts and industries that are consistently re-locating to the Commonwealth. You may find some surprises.
Getting Started: MA Office of Business Development
Kevin J. Kuros has been engaged in business development for much of his 30-year professional career. For the past two years, Kuros has been the Central MA Regional Director for the MA Office of Business Development, the Baker Polito Administration’s economic development agency.
Prior to joining MOBD, Kuros spent eight years in the Massachusetts Legislature as the State Representative for the 8th Worcester District, consisting of the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, and Uxbridge. As a legislator, his committee assignments included: the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies (8 years), the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (6 years), the House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Relations (2 years), and the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets (2 years).
Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Kuros spent nearly 20 years in the private sector as a branch manager for an information technology and management consulting firm. In that role he had full operational responsibility for the business development and management of the Massachusetts branch of the firm. This experience provided him with wide-ranging industry exposure, with clients in the manufacturing, education, health care, retail, apparel, entertainment, and non-profit industries. The firm was focused on helping its clients sustain and grow their businesses through process improvement and the better utilization of information technology.
Kuros holds a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University. He, his wife Linda, their sons Alex and Andy, and their three dogs live in Uxbridge.
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