Boston is conducting several neighborhood and ethnic-focused presentations to discuss communities' economic impact in the city. On June 13 in Jamaica Plain, there will be an exploration of the Dominican Republic community, and its economic impact on Boston.
The goal of the series is to engage residents, and to see their reactions about data that will be presented from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey, REMI Economic Impact Analysis, and BPDA Research Division Analysis.
The Jamaica Plain meeting will be conducted in Spanish and English interpretation will be provided. The meeting will take place at the Curtis Hall Community Center (20 South St.), from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on June 13.
Some of the data that will be provided includes:
38,000 Dominicans in Boston (6 percent of Boston's population)
$403 million is the annual earnings of Dominicans in Boston
$21 million in state income taxes
$6.7 million in state sales tax
16,000 jobs are held by Dominicans
25 percent of Dominicans work in cleaning and maintenance occupations
1,300 businesses are owned by Dominicans