Colorado Cities Rank in Top 100 Cities for Jobs in 2015!

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6.15.15   NewGeography.com took a look at job growth in America’s small and medium-size cities to provide a very different, perhaps more intimate portrait of the ground-level economy across a wider swathe of the country than their survey of The Best Big Cities For Jobs. Colorado Cities Rank in Top 100 Cities for Jobs in 2015.

The resent survey took NewGeography.com to many states that lack large cities, particularly in the Midwest and South. In contrast to the big city list, information technology is a driving factor in only a handful of smaller metro areas – grittier sectors like energy and manufacturing are the livelihood of a good many, as well as tourism for a surprisingly large number of thriving places that have become vacation meccas for the increasing number of affluent residents of major urban areas.

The 421 metropolitan statistical areas evaluated in their rankings, ranging from large to small, account for 87.6% of all U.S. nonfarm employment.  Of them, the country’s small MSAs (those with less than 150,000 nonfarm jobs) and medium-sized ones (between 150,000 and 450,000 nonfarm jobs) account for just over a third of U.S. urban employment. Job creation in these communities since 2000 has been roughly comparable to the nation’s larger metro areas — total non-farm employment has increased 7.5% in small and medium-size MSAs compared to 7.8% for large ones.

Rankings were based on employment growth over the short-, medium- and long-term, going back to 2003, and factor in momentum — whether growth is slowing or accelerating. (For a detailed description of our methodology, click here.)

Rankings reported a number of Colorado Cities in the top 100 including Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Aspen View Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, is a major employer in the Colorado Springs area and employing nearly 1000 trade contractors annually.


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