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Boston Mayor Looks to Skyscraper Housing to Forge Tech Capital

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said he wants to make his city the tech capital of the world, eschewing tax incentives or other traditional sweeteners in favor of creating affordable housing for middle-class workers.

As condominium prices rise in Boston, especially in the luxury market, employees are finding it more difficult to stay, Walsh said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Boston office. Groups of three and four workers will live together to divvy up the rent, but eventually they want their own place, and the city must be more creative in accommodating them, Walsh said.