It depends what you're looking for in another state, or country. There may be a few good places to relocate, or live in, but based on the current economy if it's for a job, then you may be out of luck when it comes to that category. I can tell you one thing, even though New York, is not too bad when it comes to finding a job. The cost of living on the other hand can be quite high, depending on where you end up here. Do your research before you relocate anywhere. I've had friends who made this mistake, while trying to move to a location, that they heard nothing but good things about. But after being there for 6 mos. or more, ended up returning to where they had moved from.