Forbes: Raleigh is No. 5 among ‘America’s Next Boom Towns’

Raleigh is No. 5 on a list of “America’s Next Boom Towns,”recently published by Forbes magazie.  This makes for a very exciting decade to come!

The rankings are based on eight metrics, weighted equally: The percentage of children in the population, the birth rate, net domestic migration, the percentage of the population aged 25-44 with a bachelor’s degree, income growth, the unemployment rate, and population growth.

“The Southeast has a number of ascendant cities led by No. 5 Raleigh, which, like Austin, has emerged as a tech hot-spot,”Forbes says.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. San Jose, California
  4. Denver
  5. Raleigh
  6. Houston
  7. Dallas
  8. San Antonio
  9. San Francisco
  10. Oklahoma City
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