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1. Eaton Vance Corp.
2. Analog Devices
3. RSA Security Inc.
4. EMC Corp.
5. Brooktrout Inc.
6. Biogen Inc.
7. Staples Inc.
8. Affiliated Managers
9. Millipore Corp.
10. State Street Corp.

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When old meets new
David Wetherell
The name David Wetherell has become synonymous with the new economy: He turned CMGI, begun as a campus marketing operation, into an Internet behemoth. (Globe File Photo)

Internet companies and traditional companies are thriving side by side
By Kimberly Blanton, Globe Staff, 5/16/2000
he old economy and new economy are thriving, side by side, in Massachusetts. The old-new distinction, though cliched, continues to be used by the news media and analysts as shorthand for the myriad ways in which selling a tangible product to consumers differs from luring eyeballs to a Web site. In the Bay State, ''We have both worlds coexisting,'' said Joyce Plotkin, president of the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council. And both are driving the state's economic boom. Continued

COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Eaton Vance Corp.
An overhaul of the top ranks, a strategy shift, the creation of an equity team that earned some big fund returns, and shares that surged 82 percent in 1999 all helped this 75-year-old mutual fund company claim top spot. Story

HIGHEST MARKET VALUE
EMC Corp.
With demand for its data-storage systems still on the rise, EMC was the biggest company in the state as of March 31, with a stock market value of $134.2 billion. Story

HIGHEST SALES
Raytheon Co.
Its revenue inching up to $20.04 billion, Raytheon claims the opt spot for another year. Story

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Boston Scientific Corp.
This medical device maker posted the state's single biggest dollar improvement in net income, up from a $264 million loss to $371 million in profits. Story

BIGGEST STOCK GAIN
NetOptix Corp.
When "optical networking" became Wall Street's latest mania, NetOptix stock exploded, with shares increasing in value 35 times over the year ended March 31, from $4.88 to $171.75. Story

FASTEST GROWTH
Affiliated Managers Group Inc.
The Boston asset-management company knows how to wait for the right acquisitions -- a strategy that has made it the fasted growing company in the state. Story

   
Top 10 Companies

1. Eaton Vance Corp.
2. Analog Devices
3. RSA Security Inc.
4. EMC Corp.
5. Brooktrout Inc.
6. Biogen Inc.
7. Staples Inc.
8. Affiliated Managers
9. Millipore Corp.
10. State Street Corp.

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