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No less than six Texas cities appear in Business Facilities’ new top 10 ranking of Recovery Employment Leaders in the Metro Ranking Report released this week by the national publication which focuses on site selection and economic development.
The new rankings category cites the large metros that have exceeded their pre-recession employment levels. Austin, TX tops the list, followed by El Paso, McCallen and Houston. San Antonio appears in sixth place while Dallas grabbed eighth.
“It shouldn’t surprise anyone to see Texas dominate our Recovery Employment Leaders category, since the Lone Star State as a whole recovered faster than anywhere else in the nation,” said Editor in Chief Jack Rogers.
The Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin-Round Rock MSAs also took the top three places, respectively, in the magazine’s Job Growth Leaders category, based on government statistics showing the largest percentage increase in employment.
Houston (Zone 84) and El Paso (Zone 68) also shined in BF‘s new ranking of top Foreign Trade Zones. The two Texas cities finished first and second, respectively, in our Top FTZs (Merchandise Received) ranking. Broward County, FL (Zone 25) and El Paso (Zone 68) took top honors in the Top FTZs (Exports) category.
Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Genesee County (NY) and Sioux City (IA) were the top five finishers in BF‘s Food Processing Industry Leaders metro ranking.
Raleigh, NC, Austin and Las Vegas topped the list of Fastest Growing Cities, while Ann Arbor, MI, Green Bay, WI and Bakersfield, CA were cited as Emerging Financial Centers.
The complete results of Business Facilities’ 9th Annual Rankings Report will be posted on the BF website on August 5. The results also will be featured in the cover story of BF’s July/August issue.