America's Most Resilient Cities


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My MPI colleague Kevin Stolarick lists the nation's most economically "resilient" cities over at Kiplinger's. His rankings are based on: current employment trends, historical employment, and unemployment performance; how the region did when national unemployment increased; the share of professional, knowledge, and creative jobs; and cost of living.

  1. Huntsville, Alabama
  2. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Charlottesville, Virginia
  5. Athens, Georgia
  6. Olympia, Washington
  7. Madison, Wisconsin
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Flagstaff, Arizona
  10. Raleigh, North Carolina

Detailed rankings of all 361 U.S. regions are here.

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Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU. More

Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative ClassWho's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here

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