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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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  • Black History Month 2016 Kick Off
    Mayor Walsh kicks off Black History Month with a celebratory luncheon in the lobby of City Hall.Watch Video »
  • Parcel 1B Groundbreaking
    Mayor Walsh joins Governor Baker to break ground on Parcel 1B. Located on Causeway Street, Parcel 1B is the largest new construction of affordable and workforce housing in downtown Boston in the last 25 years.Watch Video »
  • Godfrey Hotel Ribbon Cutting
    Developers, city officials, and Mayor Walsh mark the opening of the Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Crossing with a ribbon cutting.Watch Video »

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