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We may never precisely know why Boston lost out to New York’s Long Island City and Virginia’s Crystal City in the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes. Lack of sufficient tech workers was supposedly one reason. But even without Amazon’s mega-office, Boston seems to be doing quite well in attracting tech companies.
Amazon (amzn) previously said it’s adding at least 2,000 workers in Boston, and could add twice that number based on real estate options in the city’s hot Seaport district. Google (googl) is building an 18-story, almost 400,000-square-foot building in Cambridge near MIT. In the same neighborhood, Boeing (ba) recently leased 100,000 square feet to base its autonomous flight unit, and Microsoft