Sunday, May 16, 2010

Seattle's Economy Strongest In America With Dallas Fort Worth #10

According to a research business called Policom, which I never heard of til today, the Seattle area has the strongest economy in the United States in 2010. Metropolitan areas were ranked based on 2 dozen economic factors, including positive things like per-capita earnings and wages. And negative factors like welfare and Medicaid costs.

My current location, that being the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, ranks #10. Houston ranks #4. Austin #12.

I will have to think about it, for awhile, to see if this might be the latest omen that it is time to move back to the Pacific Northwest.

METRO AREA2010 RANK200920082007200620052004
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (Wash.)1121123513411
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (D.C., Va., Md.)2221313
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (Colo.)3717191494
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (Texas)41826293224
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (Calif.)511510193540
Salt Lake City (Utah)61092818617
Des Moines-West Des Moines (Iowa)7131211131528
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (Calif.)883621215
Madison (Wisc.)9615820713
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (Texas)104722161312
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (N.C., S.C.)11312131
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (Texas)12193937452215
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin (Tenn.)13544247
Olympia (Wash.)14263354664658
Raleigh-Cary (N.C.)1515243025199

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