Research Publications

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Economic and Sustainablilty Benefits of Boston's ARRA Investments

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Mar 01 2010 Publication Date

This study estimates the near-term economic impacts and longer-term sustainability benefits of Boston’s ARRA investments.In short, this study projects significant economic impact in such things as job creation, Gross Regional Product, and tax generation, as well as longer-term sustainability benefits such as energy cost saving and water preservation. In addition, the study shows that when considering financial and sustainability efforts together, local benefits are expected to exceed costs by at least a four-to-one ratio, demonstrating a strong return on investment to the City of Boston.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
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
Transnationalism - What it Means to Local Communities

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Jan 04 2010 Publication Date

An article written by Alvaro Lima, the BRA's Director of Research titled, "Transnationalism: What it Means to Local Communities," is featured in the Winter 2010, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Communities & Banking. Much has been written about transnational immigrants -people who move to a new country but keep strong economic, social, and political connections with their countries of origin. Not enough has been understood, however, about transnationals' contribution to their local communities.


Topics: Foreign-born
Mediating Integration

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Dec 01 2009 Publication Date

This article published in REMHU - Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, by Mark Melnik, the BRA's Deputy Director for Research and Alvaro Lima, the Director of Research, and others, features a case study of selected immigrant organizations from Greater Boston's largest Latino immigrant communities. Conducting interviews with leaders from these organizations, the research finds connections and alliances crucial for social integration and transnationalism.


Topics: Foreign-born
New Bostonians 2009

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Sep 28 2009 Publication Date

New Bostonians 2009 is an update to the New Bostonians 2005, a demographic and economic snapshot of Boston's foreign-born population, prepared for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians by the BRA Research Division. This recent update contains new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Imagine all the People - Foreign Born (English)

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

Produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians this is the introduction to the "imagine all the people" series that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural, and economic life. This recently updated profile contains new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language
Imagine all the People - Haitian (Creole)

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

This recently updated profile is in Creole and contains the new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses. "imagine all the people" is a series produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural and economic life.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language
Imagine all the People - Haitian

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

"imagine all the people" is a series produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural and economic life. This recently updated profile contains the new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language
Imagine all the People - Foreign Born (Spanish)

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

Produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians this is the introduction to the "imagine all the people" series that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural, and economic life. This recently updated profile contains new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language
Imagine all the People - Brazilian

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Jun 01 2009 Publication Date

"imagine all the people" is a series produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Research Division for the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians that highlights immigrant communities and their contributions to Boston's social, cultural and economic life. This recently updated profile contains the new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language