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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Boston's Economy 2023

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May 12 2023 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2023 covers trends in employment, wages, housing prices, and real estate.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Poverty Profile 2023

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Feb 13 2023 Publication Date

A profile of poverty in Boston.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Population & Demographics
Boston's Economy 2022

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May 13 2022 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2022 report details Boston’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers trends in employment, wages, housing prices, and real estate.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston Life Sciences Employment

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Aug 11 2021 Publication Date

The COVID-19 pandemic and the race to develop a vaccine spotlight the nation’s growing Life Science industry. Boston's highly educated workforce and world-renowned higher education, research, and medical institutions make it one of the leading Life Science hubs in the world. This report profiles the Life Science workforce in Boston.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston's Economy 2021

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Apr 01 2021 Publication Date

This report explores the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Boston's economy.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Transportation in Boston

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Dec 10 2020 Publication Date

The Transportation in Boston report identifies sources for transportation data by mode, and documents major trends in active transportation, public transportation, automobile travel, and freight. It covers ridership and utilization, costs and investments, and future developments. This report serves as a pre-COVID-19 baseline for analysis going forward.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston's Economy 2020: Pre-Pandemic Baseline

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Jul 10 2020 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2020 report is released during a time of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this report, the full economic impacts of the pandemic are not yet known. This report uses economic data from 2018 and 2019 to create a profile of Boston’s economy prior to the current crisis.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Early Evidence on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Boston

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Apr 05 2020 Publication Date

This report profiles Boston employment in the industries that saw the largest share and number of unemployment claims statewide March 14-28.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston Economy Report 2019

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Aug 13 2019 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2019 report details Boston’s recent economic growth. It covers trends in employment, wages, housing prices, and real estate. This report introduces the BPDA's employment forecast, which explores how the rate of housing production and the area's skilled workforce may impact the pace of local job growth. The Spotlight Section covers Boston’s higher education industry examining enrollment, graduation, and tuition trends. Finally, the Forecast Section describes the outlook for Boston’s economic future, hinting at continued growth. This report was updated on September 10, 2019.

For a presentation version of the Economy Report, click here: Boston's Economy 2019 Presentation


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston: Most NIH Funds for 24 Consecutive Years

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Mar 06 2019 Publication Date

In 2018, Boston continued its unparalleled 24-year record with more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other city in the United States. This report delves into funding provided by the National Institutes of Health for FY2018, with a focus on grant recipients in Boston. This report also cites advancements in science and medicine among grant recipients, including research institutes, hospitals, universities, and private companies.


Topics: Economy & Jobs