Metro Boston Leads the Nation in Real GDP Growth

Courtesy of the fine folks at Universal Hub, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported that of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, METRO BOSTON had the fastest real GDP growth in the country in 2010!

This map shows how other metro areas compare. The associated article also talks about which industries were growing and affecting metropolitan areas (wholesale, durable-goods manufacturing, retail, financial activity). Interestingly, construction was described as detracting from growth. There’s more detail if you’re interested at

As one of Boston’s economic development initiatives, ONEin3 was pretty excited to read about this. It’s been a while since we’ve had a conversation through this website, but does anybody have thoughts about where there’s the greatest potential for continued growth here in Boston? Post your thoughts in the comments.

City’s Free Housing Expo for Homeowners and Homebuyers: April 2

Learn all you need to know in just one day, then meet with mortgage lenders – all under one roof! Come for one class, or stay for them all!

April 2, 2011 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mildred Ave Community Center
5 Mildred Avenue – Mattapan

Classes for Homeowners

* Gardening and Planting
10:00am to 11:30am

* Spring Seasonal Maintenance
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

* Options for Reducing Monthly Mortgage Payments
11:30 am – 12:0 am

Classes for Homebuyers

* Financial Assistance Workshop
10:00 am – 11:00 am & 11:30 am – 12:30 am

* How to Buy a Foreclosed Property
10:00 am – 11:30 am

* How to Buy a Home That Needs Work
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Have questions?

For more information about the Housing EXPO event and to register, click here or contact:

The Boston Home Center
Department of Neighborhood Development
Phone: 617.635.HOME (4663)

A Bittersweet Recap: Grand Plans and E-Death

Faithful readers, short weeks are always just a little odd. The mind struggles to focus, the body forgets what day it is, the soul wants that 3 day weekend back.

This was no exception. The swings of emotion were massive, my dear friends. MASSIVE.

The Ups:

The Downs:

The In-Betweens

Tweet of the Week:

  • @HeyRatty: The Leather District: “It’s Not What You Think” #BosHoodSlogans

Comment of the Week:

  • From Jenny: Oh I don’t know. The bit about @fakedevincole being admitted to Harvard when he was 8 made me laugh. Out loud, even.

SHE WAS RIGHT. It was funny. So much regret.

That is the week that was. See you next week!