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Melonie
02-06-2014, 01:05 PM
... at least in terms of Economic Growth ... from

Note that GMP is 'Gross Metropolitan Product' i.e. % increase in the city's economic activity


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10. Trenton-Ewing, NJ

2013 employment change: 2.0%

2013 GMP change: 4.2%

Trenton, unfortunately, is expected to have a growth rate slower than that of the U.S. in 2014. Despite being a neighboring city of East Rutherford, host to the Super Bowl, Trenton is not expected to have benefited from the event materially.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


9. Columbus, IN

2013 employment change: 3.5%

2013 GMP change: 4.3%

Columbus is a manufacturing city that has the highest concentration of mechanical engineers in the U.S.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


8. Cheyenne, WY

2013 employment change: 3.6%

2013 GMP change: 4.4%

Government is the major employer in Cheyenne, as well as F.E. Warren Air Force base.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


7. St. Joseph, MO

2013 employment change: 1.8%

2013 GMP change: 4.5%

"St. Joe" is a city of 77,000 in the northwest corner of Missouri.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


6. Bismarck, ND

2013 employment change: 3.0%

2013 GMP change: 4.9%

Bismarck has become an oil, manufacturing, and agricultural hub in North Dakota, attracting thousands of workers.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


5. Fargo, ND

2013 employment change: 3.2%

2013 GMP change: 5.0%

Fargo, along with other parts of North Dakota, has seen its population boom thanks to a spike in oil production.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


4. Sioux Falls, SD

2013 employment change: 2.0%

2013 GMP change: 5.2%

"This town was built on agriculture, and it's still a big part of why we're successful. But then we got into banking—with Citibank, First Premier, Wells Bank, Capital One. We also became a retail and, yes, even tourism, mecca for this region; that includes things like conventions and conferences," Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether told the National Journal in July.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


3. Pascagoula, MS

2013 employment change: 3.1%

2013 GMP change: 6.2%

Pascagoula is home to Ingalls Shipbuilding, the largest employer in Mississippi.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


2. Odessa, TX

2013 employment change: 5.2%

2013 GMP change: 6.7%

For the first time since 1995, the U.S. is producing more oil than it is importing. Economies in Texas towns like Odessa are growing as a result.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight


1. Midland, TX

2013 employment change: 6.3%

2013 GMP change: 7.5%

A mega boom in U.S. oil production has transformed Midland's economy.

Source: Conference of Mayors / IHS Global Insight(snip)

whirlerz
06-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Bumpy Bump :)