BOSTON—Construction cranes dot the landscape, neighborhoods are being revitalized and the tech and life sciences sectors are bringing plenty of new businesses to the city. All the more reason to encourage further growth, says John Barros, who was named Boston’s first-ever economic development director this past February and who will give the keynote presentation at the RealShare Boston conference happening here Tuesday morning.

Economic development initiatives in some cities may be attempts to jump-start activity, any activity. Clearly, Boston doesn’t face that challenge. Yet Barros tells GlobeSt.com, “It’s more critical to do it now, so that we have the capacity to think about where we’re going and make sure we’re proactive in getting there. It allows us to leverage this growth in a way that creates exponentially more growth. Now that we’re doing well, how do we push to do even better?”

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