10 Cities for the New Economic Reality

By John Persinos
September 20, 2010

By John Persinos

After the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, corporate profits are up, credit is loosening and business growth is improving. Yet in many cities, healthier economic indicators aren’t translating into robust job growth. Welcome to the new economic reality.

Regardless, there are places in the United States where you can make a good living and enjoy a superior quality of life. Here’s a profile of the top 10 cities that are havens in today’s low-growth environment.

These urban meccas boast high rates of entrepreneurship, low tax burdens and affordable prices. All score favorably in terms of employment, compared to the national unemployment rate of 9.7%. Here they are, ranked according to their unemployment rate.