Research Publications

Explore the BPDA Research Division publications below by keyword, neighborhood, or topic. If you have questions about these documents, or are looking for specific information, please review the Frequently Requested Information page. This page features publications covering the most requested economic and demographic data for Boston.

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Accommodation and Food Services Industry

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Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
The Leader in National Institutes of Health Awards for 17 years

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Jun 01 2012 Publication Date

Boston leads the nation for the 17th straight year in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awards, with $23.4 billion in total funding. In conjunction with the BRA’s LifeTech initiative, this Research Division publication reports again on the robust health of award funding to Boston’s world-renowned hospitals, universities, and research institutions.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Manufacturing Industry

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Mar 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Information Industry

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Mar 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Industry

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Mar 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Triple Bottom Line Calculator - IEDC 2012

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Jan 30 2012 Publication Date

Alvaro Lima, the BRA’s Director of Research, was invited to speak at the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) 2012 Leadership Summit in San Antonio, TX. IEDC is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. At the Summit he presented the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Calculator for assessing the economic, environmental, and social impact of strategic capital investments in municipalities on a panel called Success Metrics: Economic, Social and Ecological.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Industry

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Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
History of Boston's Economy

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Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

Over the past thirty years, Boston has become a leader in financial services, health care, and education.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Measuring Return on Capital Investments in the City of Boston

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Jul 01 2011 Publication Date

Mark Melnik, Deputy Director for Research, presents at the 2011 Transportation Research Board, Joint Summer Meeting, July 11, Future Directions for the Federal Transportation Programs, on "How Can We Better Measure Return on Transportation Investments?"


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Triple Bottom Line Calculator: Urban Sustainability Directors Network

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Jul 01 2011 Publication Date

The BRA Research Division developed a model of a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Calculator for assessing the economic, environmental, and social impact of strategic capital investments in municipalities for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) led by the Energy and Environmental Services Department at the City of Boston.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market