TOURISM

FIFA announced that in 2026 the United States will host its first World Cup since 1994 with 80 of the games to be played here. Boston is among the 23 cities vying to host, all of which have an existing stadium that can accommodate more than 68,000 fans. Read more at the Boston Business Journal.

 

ECOMMERCE

Amazon announced that Boston will be among the U.S. cities in which Prime members can order groceries from Whole Foods and have them delivered for free. This gives the grocery chain an edge over other delivery services that charge a $5-$10 fee similar services. Read more at Boston.com.

 

REAL ESTATE

The Seaport District is outpacing Beacon Hill as the most expensive area to live in Boston, having just hit a market-rate home price average of over $2,000 per square foot, marking the first time any neighborhood in the city has crossed the $2,000 threshold. Read more at BisNow.