Five Elevator Pitches for Bringing Amazon to Boston

Boston Magazine

How some of the city’s brightest design and development experts would sell Jeff Bezos on Boston. By Chris Sweeney | Boston Magazine Amazon fever has swept the country. Earlier this month, Jeff Bezos announced that the company will invest $5 billion into a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which will eventually be home to 50,000 well-paid […]

Employer Confidence Strengthens in October


By BusinessWest Staff Confidence among Massachusetts employers rose for a second consecutive month during October, bolstered by a surprising improvement in the outlook among manufacturers and the continued strong performance of the state economy. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Business Confidence Index rose 0.3 points to 56.2 last month, 0.6 points higher than in […]

What department stores say about America’s changing income classes


By Lucy Schouten | The Christian Science Monitor Coach has a message for department stores: it’s time to redefine the relationship. The apparel brand has announced a decision to pull its products from 250 department stores nationwide and to emphasize the Coach specialty stores and online marketplace, Fortune reported. This is just one example of marketplace […]

Mayor stresses need for ‘sense of urgency’ to face challenges in Braintree


By Robert Aicardi | Wicked Local Braintree Those who attended the ninth annual business community breakfast hosted by the Braintree Chamber of Commerce, which launched in January 2013 under the umbrella of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, received food for thought along with food provided by Fasano’s Catering. “As someone once said, I would rather […]

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