Viva Salt Lake City

The glittering, saline-laden lake in northwest Utah may be dead in ecological terms, but its namesake city remains vibrantly alive. Salt Lake City’s more than 173,000 people powered the state’s feverish growth during the so-called “roaring ’90s.” Indeed, the years from 1993 to 1998 saw unprecedented rates of job creation, low unemployment and net migration […]

San Antonio – Old West Charm and New World Economy

Old West charm and a New World economy pair up in San Antonio to produce one of the most attractive job markets in the country. In May, Forbes magazine placed San Antonio eighth among the 200 best places to do business, based on technology company revenues, salary increases and job growth between 1993 and 1999. […]

San Diego: Sunny Forecast Ahead – For the Economy and the Weather

Sunny, temperate California weather is certainly one of San Diego’s attractions. But it offers so much more than its fabulous climate. The city’s growth statistics are currently dominated by telecommunications, software and biotech, with the median age of its young, technology-focused population being 32. Great pedestrian corridors with street-level retail and a crime rate to […]

Seattle – Percolating on the Pacific

Home to Starbucks, a coffee guzzler’s haven, perhaps Seattle’s second quarter 2000 economic results should be called “The Big Gulp.” Greater Seattle can look forward to a percolating economy thanks, in part, to its two largest companies, Microsoft and Boeing. Swallowing a few dregs as though they were double latt├ęs, these companies represent the region’s […]

Pinellas County: Tampa’s Neighbor Predicts Job Growth and Need for Basic Skills

Pinellas County — located across the Bay from the larger, better-known city of Tampa — is known primarily for the tourist-haven cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, but it is also a driving economic force in the life of the central Florida area, touting: 900,000 residents A work force of 460,000, 27% of whom are […]

Cosmopolitan Tulsa – A Thriving and Diversified City

Okay, so there was a 5.3 percent drop in mining jobs last year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But these days, mining accounts for less than two percent of the 400,000 jobs in this booming metropolitan area of almost 800,000 residents. Almost every other sector of Tulsa’s job market […]