Raleigh-Cary Metro Leads in White-Collar Job Creation

Not only do we love the Triangle area for its local businesses, dining and excellent real estate market, but we love what this area contributes to the economy! Last month, Forbes released a report citing the top 10 cities creating the most white-collar jobs in the United States, with the Raleigh-Cary metro area ranking No. 3. Forbes also named Raleigh the No. 2 best place for business and careers. Way to go Raleigh!

San Jose, California comes in at No. 1, while San Francisco is No. 2. The Charlotte metro area also made the top 10, ranking No. 9. These rankings are calculated from data collected across 366 metro areas by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the Triangle Business Journal, 3.4 million jobs have been added to the business sector of the economy since 2004. This high-wage sector employs 19.1 million people across the nation, according to Forbes‘ report. These jobs include management, administrative positions, legal and design services, and even scientific research, computer systems and design positions.

In Raleigh, jobs listed as business services jobs account for almost a 20 percent of the local economy. Between 2009 and 2014, business services jobs grew by 36.5 percent.

This year alone, Raleigh has received a number of accolades as a top-ranked area for business, job creation, social factors such as LGBT and minority living, tourism and events, among others. To view a more extensive list of accolades, view the http://www.visitraleigh.com page here.

To read the full Forbes article, click here. To read the Triangle Business Journal article, click here.

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