Best 25 Places to Move for Jobs in America

Downtown Alpharetta, Georgia


Best Cities for Work

The much respected business publication published a list of 25 communities that they had determined to be the Best 25 Places to Move for Work in the USA.

These particular 25 cities, towns, and even some unincorporated places are all fast-growing suburbs of major cities and metropolitan areas in America.

Compared to other places, these Top 25 have experienced a higher percentage of residents that have moved in from other states and other countries to work in the USA.

The Best 25 Places to Move for Work:

  1. Alpharetta Georgia - Home of the Chicken Whisperer radio show.
  2. Huntersville NC
  3. Apex NC
  4. Parker CO
  5. Castle Rock CO
  6. Flower Mound, Texas
  7. Frisco TX
  8. Cary NC
  9. McKinney TX
  10. Roswell GA
  11. Fishers IN
  12. Carrollton TX
  13. Franconia VA
  14. The Woodlands TX
  15. Sandy Springs GA
  16. Centreville VA
  17. Leesburg VA
  18. Dublin OH
  19. Allen Texas
  20. Hifghlands Ranch CO
  21. Woodbury MN
  22. Overland Park KS
  23. Gaithersburg MD
  24. Round Rock TX
  25. Plano TX

Texas Offers 8 Top Hot Suburbs on this Best Places List

Texas is the state that offers the largest number (8) of fast growing American suburbs. The Top 8 Texas suburbs honored by include:

DALLAS Suburbs

OTHER Texas Suburbs

  • The Woodlands, Texas - Number 14 - Suburb of Houston
  • Round Rock, Texas - Number 24 - Suburb of Austin


Forbes Publications

Why So Much Growth in Texas?

According to the Texas Workforce Commission in September 2009, some jobs were lost in the state during August of that year, but jobs were gained in the fields of 1) Education, 2) Healthcare, and 3) Finance. Gaining jobs in Finance is itself an indicator of potential future economic growth across Texas. With 8 top fast-growing suburbs among the Top 25 Best Places to Move for Work in our country, Texas shows quite the potential for future growth. These suburbs have ongoing economic development plans in place, as well as revitalization of downtown and urban areas to create venues for business, residence, and event promotion. All of these things draw new residents from outside the state and outside America.

A number of business incentives draw companies into Texas as well and these include many choices, but a few are: Foreign Trade Zones, Enterprise Zones, some tax exemptions, he Texas Emrging Technology Fund (ETF), infratructure programs, and many more. 

Some New Businesses Set to Move to Texas:

MANUFACTURING: Farouk Shami is opened a 5,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Houston in 2009 and will provide 5,000 jobs by reoughly 2012-2013. The plant had been located in Asia, but Mr. Shami stated he wished for his haircare products to be certified Made in the USA.

MANUFACTURING: Toyota Motor Corporation to the workforce commission that it plans to relocate its production facilities for the Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck to a new high-tech facility in San Antonio by summer 2010. This addition of business will bring the San Antonio factory up to two full shifts of employees.

Several other large manufacturing concerns plan to begin in or relocate to Texas in 2009 - 2010.

HEALTHCARE: The Waco Veterans Affair Hospital will add a National Pharmacy Contact Center that will provide a number of jobs around Waco, Texas. The average yearly wage for these jobs is projected to be $45,000. Hiring began in September 2009.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: Dallas -- Energy Parametrics Communications Inc. opened a facility on the west side of Dallas for its new Corporate Headquarters and its US South data center. Energy Parametrics produces environmentally friendly power.

IT & LOGISTICS: Temple Texas will become the site of a new office building owned by McLane Advanced Technologies 2009 - 2010. Additional buinesses services from this corporation will serve a larger number of global clients in the private and public sectors.

Arranged by State, the Rest of the Best 25 Place to Move

GEORGIA - Suburbs of Atlanta

NORTH CAROLINA - Suburbs of the Research Triangle Region

The North Carolina Triangle Research Park Region, including Cary and Apex, has been awarded numerous awards and designations, not the least of which are "Best for Business", "Best Place to Live", and "Top Region for Inward Investment." So many high-tech and research companies have rooted themselves in this region, that the economy is gathering momentum and attracting ever more business and residential population.

While portions of this region had been less active economically in previous years, the entire region caught fire, so to speak, with suburbs expanding to house new workers in high-tech industries and educational facilities in the large metro areas within and near the Research Triangle. This is a region that covers a total of 13 counties and offers the support needed by new small businesses to grow into global leadership.

The Research Triangle Park is the business and technology hub of this region and probably one of the most cutting edge competitive high-tech regions globally.


INDIANA – Suburbs of Indianapolis

District of Columbia

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The Canadian Embassy, featuring First Nations arts.
The Canadian Embassy, featuring First Nations arts.
Inside the Capitol Building.
Inside the Capitol Building.
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
Hall of Nations, Kennedy Center
Hall of Nations, Kennedy Center
Viet Nam Conflict Nurses' Memorial
Viet Nam Conflict Nurses' Memorial

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Suburbs of Washington DC

OHIO – Suburbs of the Greater Columbus Area

MINNESOTA – Suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul

KANSAS – Suburbs of Kansas City

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KyonSOS23 7 years ago from Nabon

This week I heard unemployment increase in New york.

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The Hub Guy 7 years ago

Fascinating, I think i'm moving to Texas! Thanks, very informative.

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halleyhoops 7 years ago from west palm beach

i need to get out of florida

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glendoncaba 7 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

Big of you to promote useful info like this.

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Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

Thanks for the information enjoyed reading your article

huntersville dentist 6 years ago

Kudos to my hometown of Huntersville NC for getting on the list at number 2! This is a great town and we're growing by leaps and bounds. We're just right outside of Charlotte... about 20 minutes north.

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ershruti304 5 years ago from Shimla

Thanks for the information

Redd 5 years ago

Definitely moving to Alpharetta when I graduate!

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