BOSTON (CBS) – When Boston dropped its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics recently, some worried it might be a black mark on the city’s business climate.
But Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Rooney tells WBZ political analyst Jon Keller that he hasn’t heard any of that.READ MORE: 3 Captured After Stolen Car Filled With Stolen Packages Crashes In Holbrook
“I don’t think that Olympic stumble, if that’s the word, has had a meaningful impact,” Rooney said. “In fact, it seems to be quite rapidly dying as a topical issue.”
Rooney pointed out that the life sciences and biotech industries are growing quickly in Boston, but the rapid growth is causing congestion problems, especially in the Seaport district.READ MORE: Four Revolution Players Named To MLS' 2021 Best XI
“One of the biggest, worrisome things is people’s ability to get in and out of their workplace,” Rooney said. “It’s a troubling, long-term problem.”
Rooney also gave his views on the Baker Administration’s approach to business, and a proposed rail link between North and South stations.
You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.