Research Publications

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Boston As A Leader in National Institutes

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Jun 28 2011 Publication Date

Boston leads the nation as a recipient of the $21.5 billion in NIH funding for 16 consecutive years.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Dorchester Avenue Business Analysis Report Summary

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Apr 01 2011 Publication Date

The Dorchester Avenue Business Analysis Report is a key component of Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Dorchester Avenue Project. The report represents collaboration between the City of Boston and the Dorchester Avenue community and is designed to capture the current business climate of Dorchester Avenue. The intent of the report is to provide baseline information to those interested in business and economic development along Dorchester Avenue.


Topics: Age, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Race
The Largest Employers in Boston 2011

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Mar 01 2011 Publication Date

The Largest Employers in the City of Boston is a report produced through the results of an analysis of the largest private sector companies with 500 or more employees in Boston.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Boston Economy in 2010

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Jan 01 2011 Publication Date

This report profiles Boston's current economic state and analyzes past recessions with an eye toward the prospects for recovery.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Financial Impact of the Marketing & Communication Sector

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Jun 01 2010 Publication Date

This report, done for the Ad Club, defines and quantifies the impact and the size and scope of the marketing and communications sector in greater Boston and Massachusetts.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston Continues to Give More Than It Gets

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Apr 20 2010 Publication Date

As a follow-up to the publication released in 2006, this short report demonstrates that although Boston has increased its share of population, employment, Gross State Product, and state tax revenues, the city's share of state aid has further declined.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Leads the Nation in NIH Awards

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Feb 01 2010 Publication Date

Boston leads the nation for the 14th straight year in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awards. In 2008 the full range of public, private, and non-profit agencies, firms and institutions located within the city received more than $1.6 billion in NIH awards. 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
The Boston Economy 2008

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Sep 01 2008 Publication Date

This report for 2008 presents the major economic, real estate market, and demographic trends for the city and region.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Continues to Lead the Nation in NIH Award Funding

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Apr 24 2008 Publication Date

Boston Continues to Lead the Nation in NIH Award Funding - Boston leads all cities in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awards, receiving more than 1.6 billion in research grants during fiscal year 2007. In conjunction with the BRA's LifeTech initiative, this Research Division publication reports on the robust health of award funding to Boston's world-renowned hospitals, universities, and research institutions.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry

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Jul 01 2007 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