U.S. News and World Report lists Oklahoma City among the top 10 in its’ “America’s Best Places to Find a Job in 2009”!
The article states that no American city has been immune to the economic downturn, but several stood out as steady performers. Not necessarily marked by steep job growth in recent years, steadiness during the recession is key.
Cities that performed well were characterized by:
- State capital (government employee base)
- Strong natural resources
- Housing markets that didn’t boom and bust
- Growing healthcare sectors
- Close proximity to military bases.
The top cities (in alphabetical order):
- Arlington, VA
- Columbus, OH
- Oklahoma City
- Salt Lake City
- Shreveport, LA
- Tallahassee, FL
- Wichita, KS
The article can be read in its’ entirety here.