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Boston: A Global City

Last updated: 7/25/17

Boston: A Global City

Boston is a welcoming, global city where residents, visitors, talent, and businesses thrive.

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Economic Development
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Global Ties

“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.

Sister Cities

Sister Cities facilitates valuable cross cultural exchanges with cities across the globe.