BEFORE THE RIMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION RETURNS TO BOSTON FROM APRIL 28 TO MAY 1, CHECK OUT THESE FAST FACTS ABOUT THE LOCAL BUSINESS LANDSCAPE.
The city of Boston has a population of 685,094 according to the latest census estimates, making it the 21st most populated city in the United States. The Greater Boston region is home to 4,836,531 people, however, ranking it 10th among the country's metropolitan areas.
ON DEC. 16,1773, angry colonists dumped 340 chests of tea, weighing more than 92,000 pounds, into the Boston Harbor. The British East India Company reported that its losses from the Boston Tea Party--which were insured by Lloyd's of London--totaled [pounds sterling]9,659, equivalent to more than $1.7 million today.
GDP of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area in 2017: $438.68 billion (#9 in the U.S.)
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