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Doing Business in Downtown Boston

Downtown Crossing, the Ladder District, and parts of the Theater and Financial Districts are located in the heart of Downtown Boston. 

As the cultural and economic capital of New England, there is no better place to do business than Downtown. With over 160,000 employees, 8,000 residents, and 13,000 students in downtown Boston, more than 250,000 pedestrians cross through the District each day. The 4.5 million visitors who walk the Freedom Trail each year come to shop, dine, and learn about our history.

Downtown customers bring over $3.1 billion in annual buying power.

The residential population is growing fast with over $800 million in planned investments in new mixed-use developments. Downtown Boston has seen more than 60 new retailers and restaurants open in the past three years. And more than $2.4 billion has been invested in renovations, upgrades, and new construction in the past 10 years.

To read an informative overview of our dynamic downtown environment, collected via a variety of studies and surveys, visit our Research and Publications page>>