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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Chesto Means Business

Boston group brings corporate America to D.C. to push for climate bill

By , Globe Staff

Members of Congress are used to hearing from the usual suspects — the enviros and other lefties – about the pressing need for a law that would carbon emissions. But Corporate America has joined the crusade.

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Politics, not finances, got in the way of MGM-Wynn deal

By , Globe Staff

MGM issued a statement Tuesday night saying it was ending discussions with Wynn for the Everett casino, and that it would stick with its new Springfield casino instead. The finances might have worked out with a Wynn deal. The politics proved insurmountable.

Stakes high in New Hampshire timber industry debate

By , Globe Staff

New Hampshire’s wood-fired power plants helped support the timber industry for nearly four decades. But their days could be numbered now.


Planned Seaplane service runs into choppy waters in Southie

By , Globe Staff

Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf’s dream of bringing seaplane service to Boston Harbor is running into some turbulence: He still needs to stick the landing in South Boston.