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Guzzi: Menino Has Been Good For Boston Business

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BOSTON (CBS) – After a controversial campaign to keep restaurant chain Chik-Fil-A out of Boston captured national attention, Mayor Menino’s legacy outside of Boston may be construed as somewhat anti-business.

But within city limits, that likely won’t be the case.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu reports

Paul Guzzi, the president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce says that anecdote is an anomaly for a mayor who has been friendly to business.

“It absolutely isn’t a fair representation. The mayor has strong views; he’s expressed them,” Guzzi said. “And again, look no further than… the innovation district in the Back Bay and areas like Dudley Square that are blossoming.”

Guzzi said that Menino’s best quality for the local business community is that he has always been very accessible.

“It has been accessibility,” Guzzi said, “being able to call him and even though he doesn’t necessarily agree with everybody on everything, he was accessible.”

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