Inner City success
Five Bay State businesses make the list of urban firms that are bringing jobs and growth to areas often suffering from neglect
When computers are put out to pasture, Juan Yepez makes a profit. Yepez, chief executive of Mainstream Global in Lawrence, recycles used computers and other electronic devices. His company has 100 workers in Massachusetts, Colombia, and Peru, selling computers “to people who maybe couldn’t afford a new system,’’ said Yepez, 38. Mainstream Global and four other Massachusetts businesses will be included on the annual Inner City 100 list, which honors 100 successful urban firms throughout the US.