Two tech startups headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday they’re expanding elsewhere, establishing offices and hiring hundreds of employees in North Carolina and Arizona at much lower costs than here.

San Francisco fintech Credit Karma, which only last week said it would enter the tax-preparation business, wasted no time in staking out an office for the service in Charlotte. Palo Alto-based Houzz, a home remodeling and design web site, will open a sales and client services office in Tempe.

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Ever since the affordable housing component of the MacArthur Transit Village Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 10.11.40 PMwas completed, all eyes have been on the surrounding lots that are supposed to remake this former parking lot into a vibrant and welcoming mixed-use development.

Though plans for some of the remaining parcels have been announced, a major surprise comes from the last parcel in the heart of the development. Plans now call for a 25-story tower to rise on Parcel B, located just north of the recently constructed BART parking garage. With a planned height of 260 feet, it will be by far the tallest building in this primarily low and mid-rise part of Oakland.
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