Advertising in Boston

The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, the largest city in the state. This city is at the center of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, where 4.5 million people live. It is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., founded by Puritan colonists from England in 1630. Several key points of American history happened in this city, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” during the American Revolution, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Siege of Boston, the first U.S. public school in 1635, and the first subway system in 1897.

Sometimes the city is referred to as “The Athens of America” due to the many medical and education colleges in the area. Boston’s economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, and government activities. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the U.S. and is ranked the 129th most expensive major cities in the world. However, it is still high on the world’s livability rankings, making it the 36th worldwide in quality of living in a 2011.​

  • Estimated Population:685,094​
  • Foreign born:27.60%​
  • Language other than English spoken at home:37.10% ​
  • High school graduates:85.70%​
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher:46.40%​
  • Median Household income: $58,516
  • Per Capita income:$37,288
  • Population per sq. mile:12,792
  • White – 53.00%, Black or African – 25.40%, American Indian – 0.40%, Asian – 9.30%, Others – 11.90%

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Events in Boston

  • College Baseball
  • Jazz Festival
  • Cookbook Dinearound
  • Boston Wine Expo
  • Boston Cooks
  • St. Patrick’s day
  • International Boston Seafood show
  • New England Spring Flower Show
  • Boston Marathon
  • Art in Bloom
  • Major League Soccer
  • Farmers’ Market​
  • Workshop
  • Tuesday Night Skate
  • Party in the Plaza
  • Midsummer Revels
  • Strawberry Dessert Festival – A Berry Good Cause
  • Chowderfest
  • Bastille Day in Boston
  • Multicultural Arts Expo
  • Chinatown Festival
  • August Moon Festival
  • Latin Nights
  • Taste of Boston
  • College Football
  • National Recovery Month Picnic
  • Boston Film Festival
  • Ciderfest
  • An Evening with Champions
  • Mayor’s Cup Cross-Country Races
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Peaceful Expressions
  • Cyberposium​​
  • Boston Tea Party Re-enactment
  • Chanukah Celebration
  • Matzo Ball
  • First Night

Business & Education in Boston

The city is home to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. One of the top consulting giants, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is based out of Boston.

Other companies of note headquartered in Boston include Aberdeen Group, Adams & Co., Alta Communications, Au Bon Pain, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Ribbon Barbeque, Cheapflights, Evergreen Investments, Fidelity Investments, First Act, Gillette, Investors Bank & Trust, Liberty Mutual, Life is good, New Balance, Sam Adams, Schrafft’s, and Service Corporation of America.​

There are two public universities located within the city limits: University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Private colleges in the city include Boston University (BU), New England School of Art and Design, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tufts University.