We’re always happy to pass along neat work from our clients, and this certainly falls under that category: Joel Kotkin of Forbes and Mark Schill of Praxis Strategy Group looked at the 52 largest metro areas in the U.S. and determined the next big boom towns. The ranking was based on job growth and a set of demographic factors.
Can you guess which city is at the top of the list? OK, it’s not exactly shocking to see Austin at No. 1. San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are in the top 10 too, giving Texas easily the most top metros of any state.
But the Southeast also makes a strong showing with Raleigh and Nashville right behind Austin.
RankMetropolitan Area1Austin, TX2Raleigh, NC3Nashville, TN4San Antonio, TX5Houston, TX6Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV7Dallas-Fort Worth, TX8Charlotte, NC-SC8Phoenix, AZ10Orlando, FL11Indianapolis, IN12Salt Lake City, UT13Columbus, OH14Jacksonville, FL15Atlanta, GA16Las Vegas, NV16Riverside, CA18Portland, OR-WA19Denver, CO20Oklahoma City, OK21Baltimore, MD22Louisville, KY-IN22Richmond, VA24Seattle, WA25Kansas City, MO-KS26San Diego, CA27Miami, FL28Tampa, FL29Sacramento, CA30Birmingham, AL31New Orleans, LA32Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD33Minneapolis, MN-WI34St. Louis, MO-IL35Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN35New York, NY-NJ-PA37Boston, MA-NH38Memphis, TN-MS-AR39Pittsburgh, PA40Virginia Beach, VA-NC41Rochester, NY42Buffalo, NY42San Francisco, CA44Hartford, CT45Milwaukee, WI45San Jose, CA47Chicago, IL-IN-WI47Los Angeles, CA49Providence, RI-MA50Detroit, MI51Cleveland, OH