Where to Make Money: A Rating Guide to Opportunities in America's Metro Areas

"Most Americans live in major metropolitan areas - and many are finding it harder and harder to get ahead. Where is the best place to get a job? The best place to start a business? Invest in land? In short, where is the best place to make money?" "Don't make any decisions without reading Where to Make Money: A Rating Guide to Opportunities in America's Metro Areas. This important new book is essential reading for anyone making decisions about careers and investments in these uncertain economic times." "G. Scott Thomas has ranked the nation's 73 largest metropolitan areas (all with populations of 500,000 or more) according to the economic opportunities they present. Each metro area has been analyzed statistically - using the latest government data - and graded, from A to F for its performance on six tests: economic momentum; future growth potential; opportunities in employment, business, and real estate; and openness to women and minorities. There is an easy-to-read "report card" for each metro, listing its grades on the six tests, growth ratings for each of its counties, local housing prices, recent unemployment rates, and a breakdown of employment by sectors." "The best metros showed strong increases in population and per capita income during the last decade, and will continue to expand in coming years. They also have rapidly expanding job bases, affordable homes, and do not discriminate when extending economic opportunities." "With certain parts of the country projected to increase in prosperity and opportunity while others decline, it is essential for all job seekers, entrepreneurs, and business decision makers to know the best locations for high-paying jobs, new markets, and skilled labor. Where to Make Money is a vital resource for an increasingly mobile America, and will help all those who need reliable information about which metropolitan areas offer the best economic prospects for the 1990s and beyond."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved