Where people are relocating to

MSN hosts an interesting article from Business Week calculating the ten best places to relocate to in this sour economy. This doesn’t seem to easily fit any of The Aesthetic Elevator’s established categories, but the story caught my eye since my wife and I are in the throes of relocation (even though it’s not directly related to the economy).

    No state is totally buffered from the downturn, but several have gotten a boost from the energy, military and agricultural sectors. The healthiest states include Alaska, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. In the Washington, D.C., area, federal government and defense jobs have given the economy a boost. And Iowa, which has seen its economy somewhat deteriorate, has also benefited from agricultural and alternative-energy jobs.

The top ten list is as follows:

    1. Anchorage, Alaska
    2. Provo-Orem, Utah
    3. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Wash.
    4. Yakima, Wash.
    5. Omaha, Neb.,-Council Bluffs, Iowa
    6. Richmond, Va.
    7. Winston-Salem, N.C.
    8. Colorado Springs, Colo.
    9. Amarillo, Texas
    10. Washington, D.C., Arlington-Alexandria, Va., plus areas in Maryland and West Virginia

The article on Business Week actually lists the top twenty if you’re interested. To a degree lists like this are usually pretty subjective, but still interesting.


Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Image from Wikipedia.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

One Response to Where people are relocating to

  1. he he… I moved from #10 to just outside of Pittsburgh. Crazy deal.

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