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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Trends in Article 80 Development

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Jan 04 2019 Publication Date

This Report analyzes development trends in five sub-markets (housing, office, hotel, industrial, and institutional) while describing concurrent economic and demographic trends that may influence development. Together, these data depict the recent cycle of real estate development in Boston, from the beginning of Article 80 in 1996 through the development downturn during the 2008-2009 recession to the recent development boom coinciding with the city’s economic recovery.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Boston's Economy - 2015

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Oct 19 2015 Publication Date

Boston's economy has grown steadily since the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009, outperforming both Massachusetts and the nation with annual job growth of 2.0 percent between 2010 and 2014. This report describes Boston's economy in terms of jobs, unemployment, wages, key industries, and real estate.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Growing Economy

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Oct 16 2015 Publication Date

This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the economy of Boston. Presentation sections include A Growing Economy, Strong Core Industries, A Vibrant Labor Market (Jobs in Boston), A Productive Resident Labor Force, and A Booming Real Estate Market.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Hotels in Boston PowerPoint

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Sep 29 2014 Publication Date

This PowerPoint presentation includes highlights from the BRA Research Division's 2014 Hotels in Boston report.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Hotels in Boston

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Aug 13 2014 Publication Date

This report provides information on Boston's hotel industry, growth, and overall economic impact. It details occupancy rates, hotel distribution by neighborhood, and more.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Boston's Economy

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Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's economy. It includes data on employment, key industries, wages, unemployment and employment forecasts.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston by the Numbers: Housing - 2013

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Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston’s population and economy. This report details the history and current state of Boston’s housing stock.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Economy Report 2013

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Jan 01 2013 Publication Date

This report discusses current demographic and economic trends in the city of Boston. In terms of demographics, this report shows that over the last decade Boston’s population has grown, became more racially and ethnically diverse, increased its share of young adults, and became more educated. As for the economy, Boston appears to have successfully weathered the storm of the most recent recession. The city has experienced strong job growth over the last year, decreased unemployment, and recent building permit data indicates a very active local real estate and construction market. Lastly, industry employment projections for the region suggest that Boston’s economy is poised to continue growing in the coming years.


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