Jacksonville NC Named Best City for Jobs by Forbes Magazine
Forbes Magazine began compiling annual rankings for "The Best Cities for Jobs" almost a decade ago. Each year, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy develops the survey based on metro area job growth. This year's survey, measuring growth for the calender year of 2009, found that only 13 metro areas actually experienced any growth.
Standing at the top of the list at No. 1 is Jacksonville, NC. The Jacksonville NC economy grew 1.4%, paced by 3.3% growth in government jobs. However, this information does not come as a surprise, given that Jacksonville's employment base has grown 22.8% since 1998. Much of this growth is attributed to the Marine Corp Base at Camp Lejeune, which has been bustling with activity since the U.S. has been at war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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