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

Wegmans moves ahead with two suburban stores, while plans for Boston market are on hold

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

In Boston, Wegmans’ hunt for space led it to the Landmark Center in the Fenway. But now that deal might not happen.

GE chair Jeff Immelt quit Trump panel just before president disbanded it

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt joined the exodus of executives quitting the manufacturing council.

Talking Points

Another fast-growing tech firm heads into downtown Boston

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

CloudHealth Technologies is nearly tripling its office space, signing a lease for 80,000 square feet at the 100 Summer St. tower.

Mass. agency buying properties in bid to revive older downtowns

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

MassDevelopment hopes that putting a shabby building or vacant lot to better use will be a catalyst for positive change.