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Old 10-01-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: USA
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Louisiana is also doing well at the moment. The housing market hasn't sputtered yet. When energy is booming so are we. Still haven't diversified the economy like we were supposed after we busted in the mid eighties.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Houston (energy sector) and believe it or not, most of the Northeast.
Where in the Northeast would you recommend? I see you're in Harrisburg; I lived there for 11 years. How's the economy there?
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Well so far we've heard from TX and Little Rock and one person from Louisiana. It's a pretty short list.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:10 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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DC. Washington is a very recession proof city because of the government.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I can't speak for the whole country, but during a recent job search I was surprised to find that there were plenty of tech jobs in Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska. I currently live and work in Denver. I put my resume out a month ago. Within a couple of days I heard from a dozen recruiters in Omaha and only 1 or 2 in Denver. I had a new job in Lincoln within 2 weeks. I move Saturday.

One of the recruiters said that there are more jobs in smaller cities. That might just be his experience. But there was a lot more interest from Omaha than from Denver.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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DC. Washington is a very recession proof city because of the government.
Otherwise known as the parasitic governing class. I don't think I want to live anywhere that doesn't produce anything but hot air and legislation.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha has every sort of job, and stable financial companies, mostly because we never go through national booms and busts.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Where in the Northeast would you recommend? I see you're in Harrisburg; I lived there for 11 years. How's the economy there?
The area is still growing, new housing developments are going up and the city is revitalizing although the pace has slowed (tougher to take out loans now then in the past).
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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North Dakota is doing amazing, if it wouldn't be for the news I wouldn't be able to tell that the economy is in the pooper at all. There are a lot of jobs in Williston, and possibly Minot in the energy feild, and I know that every public service company (restaurants, walmart, target) is hiring because everywhere I go has a "Now Hiring" sign in the window.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicagoland is doing pretty well. Its hurting in areas, booming in others. Overall Id rate it as steady.
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