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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Forbes.com Calls Salt Lake One Of The Best Places To Live And Work

Salt Lake City ranks number 6 in a www.forbes.com list of the top cities for jobs. Last year SLC was #12 in the survey. Here’s this year’s summary:

"Salt Lake City benefits from a high quality of life, high incomes and a well-educated workforce. It has a small technology sector. It's also emerging as a logistics and distribution center for the whole Rocky Mountain west. 'It doesn't have the sexy industries that drive other economies, but there is enough there that Salt Lake is doing quite well.'"

To compile the rankings, they used five data points, weighted equally: Unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income, and cost of living. They measured the largest 100 metropolitan areas.

Read the entire article.

Here’s the top 10 from the list:
1 - Raleigh-Cary, NC
2 - Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
3 - Jacksonville, FL
4 - Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
5 - Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
6 - Salt Lake City, UT
7 - Honolulu, HI
8 - Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
9 - Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL
10 - Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

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