Forbes Ranks DC #2 For Job Growth In 2009

According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, Washington, D.C. ranks only behind Madison, Wisconsin in potential job growth for the coming year.

Thanks to expected increases in government and government related employment, the D.C. area should fare well in 2009. In addition, defense contracting and law are big employers in our Nation’s Capital, as is education. Washington, D.C. is home to many well respected colleges.

Madison, Wisconsin does well on the education front because of it is the home of the main campus of the University of Wisconsin which has a very large technology and medical arm. It is also the center of state and county government.

Ranking #3 is Boston, Massachusetts which, of course, also employs many people in the field of education. It has also become a hub for both technology and pharmaceutical industries.

The other cities noted in the Forbes study are: #4. Richmond, VA #5. Milwaukee, WI #6. Pittsburgh, PA #7. Baltimore, MD #8. Seattle, WA #9. Houston, TX #10. Dallas, TX

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