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.

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A big boost for local journalism

By , Globe Staff

The Knight Foundation has announced $300 million in grants to support local newsgathering.

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Mass. tech council makes a diversity push for boardrooms

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Many of the older white guys who typically fill local boardrooms appear to be growing tired of looking across the table and seeing others who look like them.

A closer look at the Amazon, General Electric HQ changes

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GE and Amazon announced they were scaling back headquarters plans within hours of each other on Thursday — a coincidence that will have ramifications for Boston.

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GE, Amazon HQ shifts could increase the scrutiny for public incentives

By , Globe Staff

Two of the most prominent corporate headquarters deals of this century took major turns Thursday.