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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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  • BCYF Spelling Bee 2015
    BCYF's Annual Spelling Bee, featuring 24 students from across Boston. Mayor Walsh and Interim Director of BCYF Chris Byner, offer remarks from the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. Watch Video »
  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 3/30/15
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you the story of Fenway girls basketball star Jalissa Ross, and how she earned a scholarship to play Division 1 basketball for the University of Rhode Island.Watch Video »
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Winter Warm Up
    Mayor Walsh joins MA Attorney General Maura Healey and State Representative Dan Ryan at the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Winter Warm Up.Watch Video »

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