Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern USA. The capital of Massachusetts and the most populous city in New England is Boston. Over 80% of Massachusetts’s population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the Massachusetts gross state product in 2013 was US$446 billion. The per capita personal income in 2012 was $53,221, making it the third-highest state in the nation. As of 2012, there were 7,755 farms in Massachusetts encompassing a total of 523,517 acres (2,120 km2), averaging 67.5 acres (0.273 km2) apiece.
To foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth’s domestic and international agricultural markets, the Division of Agricultural Markets offers field expertise in the development and support of innovative market venues, business expansion, grant opportunities, consumer and industry outreach.
- There are 7,755 farms in Massachusetts working on over 523,000 acres to produce $492 million in agricultural products.
Made in Massachusetts Festival: Made In Massachusetts Festival is showcase of all things Massachusetts with an artisinal feel featuring Massachusetts businesses and craft goods as vendors, Massachusetts beer tasting, beer and wine garden, constant live music with the best bands, exhibits from the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics, games, and more.