America's Most Resilient Cities

By Richard Florida


Image courtesy of Kiplinger's

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2009/05/americas-most-resilient-cities/18441/