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Old 01-13-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Hi ya'll,

Me again. I was just wondering if there's anywhere out there, right now in the dead of winter, with a thriving economy. Anywhere out there have things lined up come spring?

My DH has been in the construction field for about 10 years, but also has warehouse and restaurant experience. And I still have about 2-3 years before I have my degree. But basically, all we're looking for is somewhere he can work, I can finish school and have a good safe environment for the kids. ( One in hugh school, one in middle and one in elementary)

Even if you have chimed in before, please do so again and update me on the conditions of your area, Thank you so much!

Last edited by Bo; 01-13-2009 at 04:00 PM.. Reason: Updated title to make thread easier to find with search.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:59 PM
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Location: Ohio
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There is $2 Billion worth of military construction underway at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. There's a similar large project underway at Fort Bliss in El Paso. I understand that there is plenty of commercial construction work in Houston, too.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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oklahoma city is fairing well right now. seriously you should look into it. safe environment especially the burbs. new construction on the ford center, construction always seems to be going on at tinker afb, and if he could land a job with whoever is building the devon tower, thats at least four yrs of work right there.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Look into Lubbock, Texas. We have the 2nd best housing market and 11th best overall economy in the nation. You can finish up your education at Texas Tech, and your husband can work at one of the many projects going up (like our downtown revitalization, new freeway, new mall, etc.). It's a great place to grow up, and our schools are great. (Lubbock High has one of the best magnet programs in the nation.)
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Houston, TX.

Large city, tax friendly and a healthy economy that's still posting job increases during this recession.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I've heard good things about North Dakota and possibly Buffalo.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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You can try Syracuse, which has a very good and affordable housing market and there is still some construction in the area due to the DestiNY USA project and new houses are going up as well. Here's some information to check out: City of Syracuse

Syracuse, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Information

Syracuse University

Le Moyne. Spirit. Inquiry. Leadership. Jesuit

Welcome to Onondaga County, New York

Onondaga County, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Central New York Jobs

daVinci Jobs of Central and Upstate New York - Syracuse Area Professional Careers in Engineering, Health Care, Sales, Telecommunications, Education, and Much More

https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb/County.do?year=2007&county=Onondaga (broken link)

CNYREALTOR.COM | #1 in Syracuse real estate and homes for sale. Search over 6,000 listings.

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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I've heard good things about North Dakota and possibly Buffalo.
Yes on North Dakota, and South Dakota for that matter. Fargo, ND, Bismarck, ND, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD are experiencing growth and have seen little effect from the recession.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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It's funny that the last two posts are about North Dakota and Syracuse. My hubby applied for a job in ND yesterday and three in the Syracuse area! It made me really happy to see those places listed on here.
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