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

Offshore wind auction draws huge interest and big money

By , Globe Staff

Three developers backed by major European energy companies paid a record $405 million to gain access to 390,000 acres of federal waters.

Here’s what Apple’s snub says about Boston’s status as a tech hub

By and , Globe Staff

The region seems capable of nurturing homegrown tech wunderkinds, but the area has struggled in the trophy class of tech expansions, the new campuses with thousands of jobs.


Bill on Beacon Hill would eliminate clock-changing

By , Globe Staff

Early sunsets got you down? A Quincy lawmaker has a cure for those wintertime blues.

State gives Wayfair $31 million in tax breaks for 3,300 jobs in Boston and Pittsfield

By , Globe Staff

The online retailer also unveiled plans for a third location in the Back Bay.