View Full Version : Oklahoma City Ties With DC as Best Job Growth Area

06-22-2010, 10:03 AM
10 best job growth areas in America (

06-22-2010, 10:56 AM
Even more reason for me to move down there.

Doug Loudenback
06-22-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks, Bunty. That is really a very special accolade.

06-22-2010, 10:14 PM
It's always great to get noticed but it appears the main criteria for the ranking was unemployment rate. Ours is low compared to most large cities but it would be nice if other considerations were mentioned. I've really never heard of this website before and don't know how much national notice it gets.

06-22-2010, 10:46 PM
This was on CNN today:
Dallas: Fastest growing city in the United States - Jun. 22, 2010 (

Actually, Dallas is the fastest growing metro. FRISCO (yes, Frisco, TX) is the nation's fastest growing city.

And this from the Dallas Morning News:

In North Texas, the newcomers keep coming and coming and coming.

Frisco was the nation's fastest-growing city last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday. McKinney wasn't far behind, ranking third.

The top 25 list is studded with several other North Texas cities, including Lewisville , Fort Worth, Carrollton and Denton.

Frisco claimed the top spot among cities with more than 100,000 people, thanks to a 6.2 percent population increase during a 12-month period starting in July 2008. Its Collin County neighbor, McKinney, scored a 5.5 percent jump.

Any way you slice or dice the census data, Frisco and McKinney remain chart toppers. Over the past decade, Frisco also had the country's biggest population growth, while McKinney ranked No. 2.


06-23-2010, 12:58 AM
Frisco is actually pretty cool. A lot cooler than McKinney.

06-23-2010, 01:50 AM
Fast growing cities or suburbs (population wise) are places that are not very pleasant to live, at least in my experience.

06-23-2010, 06:01 AM
Anyone living in the areas specifically mentioned by the article for DC has a job and money. I would be interested in how many of the jobs in the DC area are private vs. government. Where I lived, if you didn't work for the government, you likely were a contractor or in a business that supported government. There isn't much of anything else there.