The office market in the Greater Boston area centers around both stable and established companies and the emergence of a large number of small to mid-size firms in four industry groups: financial services, health care, high technology and knowledge creation, including research and development, consulting and education.

Economic growth in this tenth largest metropolitan area reflects the diverse mix of companies, the presence of leading universities and medical research institutions, the availability of local venture and growth capital, and the vitality of the cities of Boston, Cambridge and Waltham as business, cultural and residential centers.