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Old 09-29-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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It seems that Seattle and Austin are well positioned to weather the storm
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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San Jose and San Francisco, with their strong technology based company bases and educated workforce.
Despite what some others are saying in this thread about Raleigh, the same can be said about it and the entire Triangle.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Despite what some others are saying in this thread about Raleigh, the same can be said about it and the entire Triangle.
Okay...so this is weird to quote ones own previous post but so be it.
I just found this article that actually shows Raleigh as being one of the leading metros in high wage growth. Charlotte was not far behind in high wage job growth. As one might also expect in a rapidly expanding metro, low wage growth was also strong in both Raleigh and Charlotte. In the last series of maps, it appears that Raleigh's total job creation is fairly balanced among high, mid and low wage jobs while Charlotte's job creation is tilted more heavily in mid wage jobs.
The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Many in your first list are recording high outbound migration and many in the second list are recording record high inbound migration. Funny if what you said were true.
Migration of the unskilled out of skilled job centers isn't reflective of economic vitality. Orlando and Tampa are among the top few cities with the highest inbound migration numbers. Anyone with any sense of knowledge of the economy/job market knows it's not due to economic opportunity.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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Judging from the number of building projects being launched off the ground I would have to say any of the major Texas cities (ie Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth/Austin/San Antonio) followed by DC.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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That's debatable if anyone has any knowledge of the Baltimore-Washington corridor or Greater Boston.
No, its not debatable as according to bea.gov, the SF Metro Area's economy is growing at a rate of 7.4% annually and that is significantly faster than any other large Metro Area. Houston is 2nd at 5.6% and DC isnt even n the top 10.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'll add Minneapolis/St. Paul to the list with Seattle, the Bay area, and, perhaps, Austin. They didn't overbuild, or overbuild as much as the booming metros prior to the recession, and now own the second lowest unemployment rate among large metros. GDP is growing, jobs are being added, and the unemployment rate is still decreasing.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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No, its not debatable as according to bea.gov, the SF Metro Area's economy is growing at a rate of 7.4% annually and that is significantly faster than any other large Metro Area. Houston is 2nd at 5.6% and DC isnt even n the top 10.
Ummm, yes.....it is. DC has had a temporary minor setback with budget constraints but that certainly won't be a long term issue and would estimate that'll change significantly to the positive in 2014.

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities

Hail Columbia! (Washington DC is one of America's fastest growing cities)

The Top 12 American Boomtowns: Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas* - Bloomberg

Washington Drops Below Houston in Top 10 U.S. Economies - Real Time Economics - WSJ
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Incorrect.

If the 'hottest economy' is defined by the fastest growth rate, San Francisco is the hottest, actually by quite a sizeable margin.

I can't bring up bea.gov because of the government shutdown but I found several articles which ran their press release from a few weeks ago highlighting the most recent data available:

"Of the ten largest metropolitan areas, the three with the fastest real GDP growth in 2012 were San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (7.4 percent), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (5.3 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (4.3 percent).[3]The ten largest metropolitan areas, accounting for 34 percent of national GDP, averaged 3.1 percent growth in 2012 after growing 1.9 percent in 2011."

GDP by Metropolitan Areas in 2012 -Release September 17, 2013 | Dilemma X

So according to the latest government economic data available, the fastest growing large metropolitan economies are 1 San Francisco, 2 Houston and 3 Dallas.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: NC, But has plans to move to Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN
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Minneapolis is doing very well too. The unemployment rate is down to around 5%. It's a place with a lot of professionals and great jobs too.
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