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 2016

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 29 2016 Publication Date

Annual report on Boston's economy with special focus on the resident labor force.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston Business Patterns 2016

N/A Neighborhoods

May 31 2016 Publication Date

This report uses 2013 Zip Code Business Patterns data from the U.S. Census to examine Boston's business trends. For a more detailed analysis of business patterns in individual neighborhoods, please see the addendum to this report "Neighborhood Business Patterns 2016."


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Neighborhood Business Patterns 2016

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

May 31 2016 Publication Date

This report will provide insight into Boston's business establishments and employment by neighborhood. The main data source for this report is the 2013 ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZCBP), published by the U.S. Census Bureau. For citywide business trends, please see "Boston Business Patterns 2016."


Topics: Economy & Jobs
NIH Report 2016

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 28 2016 Publication Date

2015 marked the 21st consecutive year that Boston received the most NIH funding of any U.S. city. Forty-one Boston institutions received 3,491 NIH awards for more than $1.74 billion in funding. This total represents 7.3% of all NIH spending and 69.5% of all NIH funding in Massachusetts. Eight Boston organizations received over $100 million in NIH funding, reinforcing Boston as a powerhouse in medical research.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston's Workforce: An Assessment of Labor Market Outcomes and Opportunities

N/A Neighborhoods

Mar 15 2016 Publication Date

This report takes stock of the current and projected labor market conditions facing Boston residents. It focuses on three major areas:

  • -Assessing current labor market outcomes for Boston residents.
  • -Contrasting the employment outcomes of residents to those of non-residents working in the city.
  • -Exploring recent and projected trends in the local economy and the job opportunities available to city residents.


Topics: Labor Market
Economic Equity Agenda

N/A Neighborhoods

Feb 25 2016 Publication Date

Economic Equity is a common thread that runs through many of the Walsh Administration’s departments. Mayor Walsh has convened a working group to ensure a coordinated effort to present the Administration’s Economic Equity Agenda. This report presents the four main themes of the Economic Equity Agenda as income and employment, wealth creation, business development, and economic mobility for the community and the next generation.


Topics: Income & Poverty
High Tech Industries in Boston 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 17 2015 Publication Date

High Tech in Boston is booming! Boston is home to a strong high tech sector that has grown nine percent per year since 2010. Boston is particularly strong in computer systems design and scientific research and development.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston at a Glance - 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 04 2015 Publication Date

Boston at a Glance is a series that presents some selected demographic, economic and housing characteristics of Boston. The data used in this report is a combination of 2013 ACS 1-Year Estimate and 2009-2013 ACS 5-Years Estimates. Updated January 28, 2019 to ensure consistency across publications.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
2015 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants for Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 27 2015 Publication Date

2014 marked the 20th consecutive year that Boston received the most NIH funding of any U.S. city. Forty-six Boston institutions received 3,521 NIH awards for more than $1.7 billion in funding. This total represents 5.7% of all NIH spending and 71.4% of all NIH funding in Massachusetts. Eight Boston organization received over $100 million each in NIH funding, reinforcing Boston as a powerhouse in medical research.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Imagine all the People - Latinos

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 23 2015 Publication Date

“Imagine all the People” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, that provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities and their numerous contributions to the city’s social, cultural, and economic landscape. It is part of an ongoing effort to celebrate new Bostonians and gain insight into how our city is shaped by their presence.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty