Best Cities for Job Growth


Matthew Kirdahy,

A mining community has struck gold -- with tech jobs.

Topping the latest ranking of out Best Cities for Jobs list is Salt Lake City. The Crossroads to the West, an economy that has been predominantly driven by the mining and steel industries, has developed into a service-based city and has become a tech sector hub for digerati migrating from Silicon Valley.

The city also had almost the lowest rate of unemployment in 2006, a tick behind Honolulu, and ranked 19th overall.