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Des Moines tops Forbes’ Best Place For Business And Careers list

Des Moines April 14, 2010 by Geoff Wood, the digital flagship of Forbes' business publications, rated cities across the nation on a 12-point scale to determine the best places for business and careers. Topping the list is Des Moines, who moved up from 7th position in a similar list last year. Forbes cites the educated workforce, low cost of doing business, and moderate and stable housing market as part of the reason Des Moines was recognized.

The Best Places For Business And Careers

Kurt Badenhausen - April 14, 2010

Cities like Des Moines, Iowa; Provo, Utah; and Fort Collins, Colo.; lead our 12th annual list of areas with the most economic opportunity.

The Great Recession ravaged almost every big city across the United States in 2009. Home prices were down in 182 of the 200 largest metro areas, while household incomes fell in 94% of these areas. The employment picture was even tougher: only four areas posted positive job growth with a paltry gain of just 4,300 positions created–combined. The other 196 metros together lost 3.5 million jobs [...]

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