For 2010, RelocateAmerica’s Top 100 Places to Live list, our methodology focused on communities either currently in economic recovery and/or well positioned for future growth. Here they are in reverse countdown order, RelocateAmerica’s Top 10 Recovery Cities for 2010, all communities moving in the right direction.
Coming in at Number 10. Boulder Colorado. With the healthy mix of technology companies, the University of Colorado and nearby Denver, Boulder’s economy faired much better than much of the nation and is poised for future growth.
Number 9. Everett WA. With its close proximity to Seattle, high-tech concentration, improving economy and positive job forecast, Everett is well positioned for recovery in 2010.
Number 8. Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the center of New Mexico’s Technology Corridor, with its dynamic renewable energy segment, new job creation and a driving business culture, Albuquerque’s economy has a bright outlook.
Number 7. Billings, Montana. With a positive job growth forecast, prominence in the energy industry and proximity to Yellowstone National Park and other tourism destinations, Billings’ is an excellent example of a community on the move.
Number 6. McAllen, Texas. As a major international trade area between US and Mexico, McAllen has thrived. This border town is experiencing job growth in education, health care and governmental sectors. It possesses one of the fastest growing local economies in the country.
Number 5. San Antonio, Texas. – With its low unemployment and positive economy fueled by a strong representation in both health care and educational sectors, San Antonio remains stable and poised to continue its current and future economic success.
Number 4. Washington DC – Guess what? The government is not getting any smaller and it’s bustling with activity. This energy has driven considerable job creation within DC and the surrounding areas. This is good news coming from our Nation’s Capital.
Number 3. Las Cruces, New Mexico. This town is booming. With its young, bilingual population and diverse economy fueled by defense, aerospace, commerce, education and a strong military presence, Las Cruces has a very positive economic outlook.
Number 2. Austin, Texas. A truly diversified economy with the University of Texas, high tech firms and the state government have all helped keep Austin’s unemployment low, add more jobs and bolster its fine local economy. It is one of our nation’s best examples for future growth.
Our Number 1 and Top Recovery City for 2010 is Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville’s multi-tiered approach in defense, technology, aerospace, medical device, and life sciences industries have all fostered positive job growth and a strong economic outlook.