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Increasing Vibrancy by Incorporating High Growth Industry

"When it comes down to it, a buzzing business community is a metro area's most important characteristic " - Sean Stafford, University of Chicago.

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From a 2009 Forbes Magazine article entitled "Ten Cities Where Americans Are Relocating":

When it comes down to it, a buzzing business community is a metro area's most important characteristic, says Sean C. Safford, a professor at the University of Chicago ... He studies the social economics of U.S. cities and metro areas."Perception is driven by the vibrancy of the companies in an area," he says.

While the cities have probably changed, the infographic shows the top 10 hot jobs for 2012. They are: 

Mobile Application Developer
Biomedical Engineer
Home Health Aide
Physicians Assistant
Software Engineer
Environmental Engineer
HVAC Technician
Financial Analyst
Medical Records Technician
Elementary School 

Incorporating the industries that add these types of jobs into a city's existing economy might encourage people to relocate there, increasing the influx of people and possibly increased vibrancy.

As a side note, here are the 15 cities with the fastest economic growth and the industries pushing them forward.

Kablamo.

Mission #1 Explore Vibrancy

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Meena Kadri

November 29, 2011, 21:00PM
Great insights here, Tyler!
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