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With a strong economy, safe streets and a diverse workforce, Boston is poised for continued success in fostering new enterprise throughout the city. Increasingly, companies are discovering new market opportunities in urban neighborhoods where density of purchasing power, investment in new infrastructure and access to employees form a framework for growth.

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  • View CORI-Friendly Companies Working with the City

    The following vendors have certified compliance with the City of Boston’s CORI friendly hiring practices and have City of Boston contracts over $5,000. The City of Boston does not guarantee employment availability at any of the vendors listed.

    View Vendor List

  • Renew Boston Solar Permitting Guide

    The City of Boston Solar Permitting Guide serves as a resource for building owners and solar installers. 

    Solar Permitting Guide Updated, September 2011

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  • Toys for Tots Kickoff 2015
    Mayor Walsh offers remarks at the kickoff of the 2015 Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Watch Video »
  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 11/23/15
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you highlights of the 2015 BPS Middle School Football Championships, along with the BPS Thanksgiving Day football schedule.Watch Video »
  • Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 11-24-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »

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