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Seattle and other ‘superstar cities’ get boost from job concentration

Crowds of employees walk at the Amazon campus near Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union Thursday, September 7, 2017.  Amazon is going to be opening a second headquarters somewhere else in North America.

Density of jobs has become a critical element to prosperity and competitiveness. Seattle is one of four metros showing how this pays off.

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