Digital Media Economy Soars In New England

The digital media industry -- including technology, content, commerce, marketing, mobile and social firms -- contributed contributed $31 billion and more than 100,000 jobs to the New England region, primarily in Massachusetts, according to findings of an academic study released this morning by MITX (Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange). The study, which was researched and written by Babson College MBA students, estimates that is a 13% increase in the amount of revenue and a 30% increase over the 87,000 people the sector employed two years ago, based on a similar study conducted in 2010.