Rick Dimino

MBTA the Backbone of Greater Boston’s Economy

The MBTA is an underappreciated asset in metropolitan Boston. Certainly on some days – especially in the winter – it can be challenging to argue this point, but on the whole, the MBTA generates enormous benefits to both residents and businesses in this region.


Boston Survives First Cut in Amazon HQ2 Race

Amazon’s search for an 8-million-square-foot second headquarters came in closer focus with the online shopping giant’s release of 20 cities and metro areas still in the running. And Boston is one of them.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (left) with representatives from the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund accepting a donation from Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo To Provide $800K To Brookline Economic Development Fund

Wells Fargo & Co. announced earlier this week that it will provide $800,000 to the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF), the mission of which is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people.

Boston-Area April Job Stats Show Mixed Signals

Total nonfarm employment in the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua metropolitan area stood at 2,682,800 in April 2016, up 43,900 from one year ago, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Regional Commissioner Deborah A. Brown noted that nonfarm employment rose 1.7 percent locally from April a year ago. During the same period, the national job...