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

Boston makes its move into electricity purchasing for its residents and businesses

By , Globe Staff

The city of Boston has proven to be an elusive grand prize among electricity brokers, but a Marlborough firm finally won the jackpot.

Chesto Means Business

Karen Spilka seeks business help on ambitious agenda

By , Globe Staff

The Senate president told the state’s largest employer group that she wants input as her team tackles the big issues.

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Offshore wind industry could come to Gulf of Maine

By , Globe Staff

EnBW becomes the first offshore wind developer to publicly show an interest in developing waters near the New Hampshire coastline.


Who’ll benefit from Mass.’ new hotel taxes?

By , Globe Staff

The people who market the various corners of Massachusetts are watching the millions in new hotel taxes roll in, and they want a piece of the action.