Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

Latest stories


Don’t celebrate yet: Clean energy jobs have slipped in Mass.

By , Globe Staff

This measurement of the clean-tech sector is more somber than it looks at first glance: Job growth in the state actually has been decelerating for the past four years.

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Convention center authority looks to buy its own ferry, to bolster Seaport service

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is no longer just trying out ferry service. In fact, it’s doubling down.

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No Name’s unpaid tax bill could be the big one that got away

By , Globe Staff

Of all the delinquent commercial property tax owners in Boston, nobody even comes close to the now-defunct No Name Restaurant.


For newsrooms in Fall River, Beverly, and elsewhere, it’s inevitable: They’re moving to smaller digs

By , Globe Staff

Your local daily newspaper’s office might soon be tougher to find.