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Old 06-01-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Having lived in Miami, FL for 3 years, a city which I personally think lacks of opportunities in terms of jobs, etc., I ask myself this question everyday.

What city in the USA nowadays offer the most jobs, economic opportunities, etc.?
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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This will mainly depend on your field, but cities like NYC, Chicago, SF/Bay Area, DC, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, etc. are good places to start.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Minneapolis. Those are the places I can think of that have large enough economies to easily absorb large numbers of new workers from many different fields, but still maintain reasonably high wages and reasonable enough costs of living that the jobs in those cities alone are enough to help a person get on their feet (unlike on the coasts, where it seems like a well-paying job plus an inheritance is required for anyone to be able to get comfortable). Depending on a number of factors there may be other places that are better for you specifically, but those are the default cities I'd feel comfortable recommending to anyone without knowing their circumstances.

If cost of living is not a factor I would add NYC to the very top of the list, and to a lesser extend also add Boston, D.C. and SF Bay. The first four cities I listed are places where I believe poor people can most easily rise to the middle or upper middle class; the latter four are places where people who are already upper class have the best chance to take the final steps towards becoming economic elites. In other words, poor people have to go to thriving major cities in the Midwest and in the South to build their fortunes, while economically advantaged people have to go to the coasts to really cash in.

Just my two cents ...
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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There are plenty of options beyond the "beaten to death" half dozen choices usually floated around on this forum. NYC, Boston, Washington DC, Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, St Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco Bay area and Seattle are all viable for most with any kind of skill set in my opinion.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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Oh yeah, definitely should have mentioned Salt Lake City. I've read more than one article lately about how they are hurting for workers.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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Look at Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas,

The latest update:

https://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm
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