Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Best mid-sized cities for jobs
Forbes’ 2011 list of best mid-sized cities for jobs showed a much brighter outlook than 2010.
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Forbes’ 2011 list of best mid-sized cities for jobs showed a much brighter outlook than 2010. Between 2009 and 2010, only 13 of 397 metropolitan areas experienced any growth at all. For this year’s list, which measured job growth in the period between January 2010 and January 2011, most of the best-performing areas experienced actual employment increases — even if they were modest.
Here are the winners:
- El Paso, Texas
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Anchorage, Alaska
- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo.
- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark.
- Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
- Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, S.C.
- Knoxville, Tenn.
- Provo-Orem, Utah