Austin Named #1 on List of “Best Large Cities for Job Growth”

Once again, Austin has been recognized nationally with positive economic news.

Austin ranks No. 1 on the list of big cities for employment potential from NewGeography.com.  The Capital City posted modest job growth of just 1 percent in 2008 but that was still better than a lot of other big cities.  That growth, coupled with Austin’s long-term potential to continue creating new jobs, garnered it the top spot. 

For the study, they looked at recent data as well as statistics dating back to 1996.  This was so that things wouldn’t be tainted (i.e. in order to establish a trend and look at the big picture nationwide). 

Texas dominates a new list on job growth potential among the nations largest metropolitan areas.  Texas major metros round out the top five spots on the big cities list, with Houston coming in 2nd, San Antonio 3rd, Fort Worth-Arlington 4th and Dallas 5th.

For the complete large cities list, visit:

http://www.newgeography.com/content/00745-large-cities-ranking-2009-new-geography-best-cities-job-growth

For the complete list (includes large, medium, and small cities):

http://www.newgeography.com/content/00741-all-cities-rankings-2009-new-geography-best-cities-job-growth

If you are considering a move to Austin, Texas, please feel free to call me anytime at 512-796-7653 or email jason@austintexashomes.com.  You can search for Austin homes at www.austintexashomes.com

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