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Old 06-09-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Austin and Raleigh are too dependent on engineering and information technology jobs with little else.
Raleigh also has a strong biotech sector, and being the state capital, there's also government.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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[quote=azriverfan.;9208551] Austin and Raleigh are too dependent on engineering and information technology jobs with little else.

Have you been to the Raleigh/Durham metro?

Raleigh/Durham is hardly two dimensional. The area is full of biotech/pharmaceutical companies as well as health care and university related jobs thanks to the presence of three major universities (Duke, UNC and NC State). The collateral business/commerce in the area add to the mix.

Historically, state capitols and college towns are recession-proof/first to bounce back. The quality of life is excellent, and tops any other city on the list. Great moderate four season climate without the threat of tornadoes and hurricanes, much less congested, plenty to do, mountains are two hours west and beaches two hours east, comparatively low crime and not crazy expensive.
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