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Old 09-21-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Nashville, Charlotte, Austin, Columbus, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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One thing that works to Minneapolis' advantage is that agribusiness and food processing are still one of the largest components of the local economy. That is a very stable industry that isn't affected much by the business cycle. Minneapolis actually has one of the larger manufacturing work forces in the country but a lot of those jobs are centered around food processing. As long as the Midwest is fertile those jobs aren't going anywhere, people have to eat.

In general I think the cities that function as regional hubs of large areas are the ones with the best long term prospects - cities like Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, etc. They may have their ups and downs but they will always be there. I think cities get into trouble when their economies are too specialized.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Omaha, NE
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The most economically stable cities (in the long run) are the ones with the most diverse economies.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:08 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Omaha is up there.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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Seattle. Very low unemployment, booming tech industry, and one of the start up capitals of anerica in recent years.

It was not that way in the early 1970s when Boeing laid everybody off.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default I would say Houston

Houston, Dallas, Austin, Washington DC, . that is a good list
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: C-U metro
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It was not that way in the early 1970s when Boeing laid everybody off.
Yes, I'm thinking they will finally give the middle finger to Seattle this decade and move all their jobs to SC. They gave the middle finger to Long Beach and Wichita last year and moved those jobs to OKC.

Seattle and Denver are big boom-bust towns. The fact that people have forgotten the '70s and early '80s would make me nervous about those markets. If you are looking for stability, it doesn't exist. I think the OP's best bet is to locate to where the market center is for the OP's industry. Energy is Houston, Finance is NYC, ect. At least you can always look for another job in the same city or state.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:27 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, I'm thinking they will finally give the middle finger to Seattle this decade and move all their jobs to SC. They gave the middle finger to Long Beach and Wichita last year and moved those jobs to OKC.

Seattle and Denver are big boom-bust towns. The fact that people have forgotten the '70s and early '80s would make me nervous about those markets. If you are looking for stability, it doesn't exist. I think the OP's best bet is to locate to where the market center is for the OP's industry. Energy is Houston, Finance is NYC, ect. At least you can always look for another job in the same city or state.
I live in metro Denver and I agree, but Houston? Houston is also boom-bust. Are you old enough to remember the early 80s there?
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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Yes, I'm thinking they will finally give the middle finger to Seattle this decade and move all their jobs to SC. They gave the middle finger to Long Beach and Wichita last year and moved those jobs to OKC.

Seattle and Denver are big boom-bust towns. The fact that people have forgotten the '70s and early '80s would make me nervous about those markets. If you are looking for stability, it doesn't exist. I think the OP's best bet is to locate to where the market center is for the OP's industry. Energy is Houston, Finance is NYC, ect. At least you can always look for another job in the same city or state.
And after Cascadia slips Seattle's done for anyway...think 1906 San Francisco
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