It’s Time to Curb the Economic Development Racket

The all-out scramble to lure GE’s headquarters to Boston still sticks in my craw. Five years on from that debacle, there’s a budding campaign to officials from throwing away our hard-earned tax dollars on such dubious corporate recruiting campaigns.

Bailing Out the Boston Waterfront

Waterfront barriers, living shorelines and elevated roads from East Boston to Dorchester are key elements of Boston’s resiliency strategy to protect billions of dollars in real estate from rising seas.

Don’t Take Us Back to Taxachusetts

Proponents of a 2018 statewide ballot initiative that would add a surcharge on the state taxes of those earning over $1 million annually should look at the experience of Connecticut, where multiple rounds of tax hikes aimed at high earners triggered an exodus of large employers and high-earning individuals that resulted in declining tax revenue, according to a new whitepaper published by the Pioneer Institute.

General Electric

GE Set To Begin Demolition In Fort Point Buildings

While groundbreaking of its new office building in Fort Point has been pushed back two years, General Electric is moving ahead with renovations of two industrial buildings that will be part of its Innovation Point headquarters complex.

Best Pitch To Amazon Is Menu Of MA Options, Baker Says

Unlike the state partnership with the city of Boston that helped lure General Electric to the capital city, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday it would be a “mistake” for his administration to pick sides among communities attempting to attract Amazon’s second national headquarters to Massachusetts.

Everett Looks For Another Wynn

Musicians, foodies and fitness fanatics have been finding their way to an overlooked corner of Everett. Their destinations: a trampoline park, micro-distillery, craft brewers and recording studio that have replaced scrapyards and machine shops in an industrial area near the banks of the Malden River.

GE Hits Pause On New Office Building

General Electric will delay construction of a 295,000-square-foot office building in Boston for two years in a shift of real estate strategy for its $200 million global headquarters under new CEO John Flannery.