Last updated: 7/25/17
Boston: A Global City
Boston is a welcoming, global city where residents, visitors, talent, and businesses thrive.
“Boston is a city of inclusion, a city of compassion, a welcoming, diverse, global city. We’ll stay that way.” - Mayor Martin J. Walsh
- Boston is home to more than 150,000 students at 33 colleges and universities.
- We rank 3rd among metro areas with the highest number of foreign students.
Representing more than 100 countries, 28% of Boston residents are first-generation immigrants.
- Located 15 minutes from Downtown, Boston Logan Airport has 53 nonstop international routes.
- Since early 2015, foreign investment in Boston has topped $5 billion.