NC And SC Best Places To Live Small Cities Business Careers

 

NC And SC Best Places To Live Best Small CitiesYep, we’re talking about the NC And SC Best Places To Live Best Small Cities for Business and Careers 2013.

Last week, we began our discussion with the NC And SC Best Places To Live Best Big Cities.

For a quick refresher, Forbes published their 15th Annual Best Places To Live For Business and Careers Report.

The research resulted in 200 best places ranked on each list of large and small cities.

Of the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. ranked,  North Carolina tied with Ohio and Pennsylvania for having 9 cities ranked.

While South Carolina tied with Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts and New Jersey with 5 cities ranking.

The research considered 12 key metrics all related to Business and Careers:

  • Past and Projected
  • Business and Living Costs
  • Income growth over the past five years
  • College and High School educational attainment
  • Projected economic growth through 2014
  • Migration patterns
  • Cultural and recreational opportunities
  • Number of highly ranked colleges in an area

Cost of Doing Business and Educational Attainment were the two factors with the most weight in the Overall ranking.

Below are the 8 North Carolina and South Carolina Best Small Cities for Business and Careers 2013.

NC And SC Best Places To Live Best Small Cities

I don’t know about you but I think #6 of 200 is not too bad! Congrats Greenville NC.

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Do any on this list surprise you?

How many of these NC And SC Best Places To Live Best Small cities have you considered before seeing these rankings?

As I’ve said before, lists of best places are great but…. we have to take a look at what they mean for US.

How do they figure into what we consider a best place to live?  How important is business and career opportunities to you?

Moving your entire family to the Carolinas?

Then NC And SC best places to live best small cities and their ranking in terms of job growth may be of particular interest to you.

NC And SC Best Small Cities for Job Growth

  • #11 Jacksonville NC
  • #48 Greenville NC
  • #118 Goldsboro NC
  • #121 Sumter SC
  • #128 Florence SC
  • #131 Anderson SC
  • #134 Burlington NC
  • #177 Rocky Mount NC

It may be tempting to look in Greenville NC if working is part of your plan.   Greenville NC has the 6th best Overall rank on the list, and the best rank in terms of North Carolina best small cities.

However, in terms of job growth rank, Greenville NC comes in at 48th. That puts it below 11th ranked Jacksonville NC as an option.

Did you say you wanted to live at the beach?

Jacksonville sits not only along the North Carolina coastline but in the middle of the pack at Overall rank of 99th.  That shows just how important it is to consider what is motivating you to move to the North Carolina or South Carolina.

Great Job Jacksonville for ranking #11 of 200 for job growth in small cities throughout the country!!!!

If you’re looking for a job in a South Carolina small city, Anderson SC ranking 84th Overall looks like a good option.

But wait…take a look at Sumter SC.

Sumter SC has a higher rank in terms of job growth at 121, compared to Anderson at 131.

Confused yet?

There’s a lot to consider and it can get confusing for sure.

Again, your first step when considering a move to NC And SC is set your priorities. What qualities define Your Best Place to live?

Let’s continue to our final category…

NC And SC Best Places To Live Small Cities Cost of Doing Business

  • #9 Rocky Mount NC
  • #10 Goldsboro NC
  • #13 Jacksonville NC
  • #29 Greenville NC
  • #30 Burlington NC
  • #74 Anderson SC
  • #143 Sumter SC
  • #150 Florence SC

In terms of Cost of Doing Business, NC And SC best places to live Small Cities all ranked within the top 150 cities.  Not too bad.

There are 5 North Carolina best places to live small cities near the top of the ranking ( Top 30) with 3 South Carolina best places to live small cities ranked between 74 – 150.

Your # 1 priority is Your commitment to the qualities you’ve defined for Your NC And SC best places to live.

I’ll see you next week, when we take a closer look at the individual cities big and small.

Have a great week …. I’ve got lots of work to do to get ready!!!

I’ll see You in the Carolinas!

North Carolina and South Carolina Best Places To LiveAbout The Author

Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Robert researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

Robert Does Not Sell Real Estate!
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