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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The New Boston Chartbook - 2007

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2007 Publication Date

Boston's economy presented in a series of graphs showing Boston's share of Massachusetts' jobs, goods and services, and tax revenues.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Boston Economy 2007

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2007 Publication Date

This report for 2007 presents the major economic, real estate market, and demographic trends for the city and region. Much of the data in this report extends through year-end 2006 and into the first quarter of 2007.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Neighborhood Business Patterns

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2006 Publication Date

Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns examines patterns in private sector employment by neighborhood. It identifies Boston's leading industries, employers and the geographical location of businesses and jobs in the city. The intention of this report is to provide an overview of business concentration patterns at both the city and neighborhood levels and to provide detailed economic data that would further facilitate the implementation of informed policy making.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston Supermarkets 2006

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2006 Publication Date

From 1990 to the present, Boston's supermarkets that range from small-scale specialty to mid-sized grocery stores and "super-sized" retailers have served have served Boston's neighborhoods in unique and vital ways. This report chronicles the evolution of the supermarket in Boston and how it stands today.


Topics: Industry Profiles
The Boston Economy 2005

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 01 2005 Publication Date

Boston’s economy is once more showing signs of steady growth and of recovery from a regional economic recession after four years of a slow economy.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Creative Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 01 2005 Publication Date

The Research Division created an innovative analysis of Boston's creative economy, defined as those activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have the potential for wealth and job creation.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Boston Economy 2004

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 01 2004 Publication Date

Report for year 2004 presents major economic and demographic trends for the past ten years in a citywide and regional context.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Among 35 American Cities

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 01 2004 Publication Date

Report on employment growth and specialization in 35 of the largest American cities including Boston with specific reference to location, growth and concentration of jobs in cities.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
New Supermarket Openings

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2004 Publication Date

Basic details of supermarkets that opened in Boston from 1992 to 2004, their locations and floor space.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston Chartbook - A Primer of Boston's Economy - 2004

N/A Neighborhoods

May 05 2004 Publication Date

Boston's economy presented in a series of graphs showing Boston's share of Massachusetts' jobs, goods and services, and tax revenues.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development