Best 25 Places to Move for Jobs in America
Downtown Alpharetta, Georgia
Best Cities for Work
The renowned business publication Forbes.com published a list of 25 communities the leadership determined to be the Best laces to Move for Work in the USA. Thsi list from 2009 holds true even at the end of the 2010s.
These particular 25 cities, towns, and even some unincorporated places are all fast-growing suburbs of major cities. Compared to other places, the best have 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 through 2020
- Alpharetta Georgia - Home of the Chicken Whisperer radio show.
- Huntersville NC
- Apex NC
- Parker CO
- Castle Rock CO
- Flower Mound, Texas
- Frisco TX
- Cary NC
- McKinney TX
- Roswell GA
- Fishers IN
- Carrollton TX
- Franconia VA
- The Woodlands TX
- Sandy Springs GA
- Centreville VA
- Leesburg VA
- Dublin OH
- Allen Texas
- Hifghlands Ranch CO
- Woodbury MN
- Overland Park KS
- Gaithersburg MD
- Round Rock TX
- Plano TX
Texas Suburb Cluster
Top Eight Hot Suburbs on the Best Places List
Texas is the state that offers the largest number of fast growing American suburbs. The Top Eight Texas suburbs honored by Forbes.com include:
- Flower Mound, Texas: Number 6
- Frisco, Texas - Number 7
- McKinney, Texas - Number 9
- Carrollton, Texas - Number 12
- Allen Texas - Number 19
- Plano, Texas: Number 25
Other Texas Suburbs
- The Woodlands, Texas: Number 14 and a suburb of Houston
- Round Rock, Texas: Number 24 and a suburb of Austin
Why So Much Growth in Texas?
According to the Texas Workforce Commission from 2009 through 2017, some jobs were lost in the state during August 2009, but many more jobs were gained afterwards in the fields of
- Healthcare, and
Gaining jobs in Finance is itself an indicator of potential future economic growth across Texas.
Texas shows quite a potential for future growth, because these top 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.
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), infrastructure programs, and many more.
Some New Businesses Moving to Texas:
MANUFACTURING: Farouk Shami opened a 5,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Houston in 2009 with 5,000 jobs. The plant had been located in Asia, but Mr. Shami stated he wished for his hair care products to be certified Made in the USA.
MANUFACTURING: Toyota Motor Corporation built facilities for the Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck to a new high-tech facility in San Antonio. This addition of business there added two full shifts of employees.
HEALTHCARE: The Waco Veterans Affair Hospital added a National Pharmacy Contact Center with a number of jobs around Waco, Texas. The average yearly wage for these jobs is $45,000 and over.
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 became the site of a new office building owned by McLane Advanced Technologies. Additional business services from this corporation will continue to serve a larger number of global clients in the private and public sectors.
Best Places to Move for Work, in Alphabetical Order
GEORGIA: Suburbs of Atlanta
NORTH CAROLINA: Suburbs of the Research Triangle Region
- Huntersville NC – 2
- Apex NC - 3
- Cary NC - 8
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.
COLORADO: Suburbs of Denver
- Parker CO - 4
- Castle Rock CO - 5
- Highlands Ranch - 20
INDIANA: Suburbs of Indianapolis
- Fishers IN - 11
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Washington DC/District of Columbia
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Suburbs of Washington DC
- Franconia VA - 13
- Centreville VA - 17
- Leesburg VA - 16
- Gaithersburg MD - 23
OHIO: Suburbs of the Greater Columbus Area
- Dublin - 18
MINNESOTA: Suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Woodbury MN - 21
KANSAS: Suburbs of Kansas City
- Overland Park KN - 22
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