Relocation Trends: Follow the Money and the Jobs -- To Small Cities?

It's a big decision to pull roots and move for a job, whether the move involves one person or an entire family. But tough times call for tough measures, and according to Challenger, Grey and Christmas, the second quarter of 2009 saw the most job relocations since 2006 -- 18.2 percent of job seekers relocated for new positions.

Sometimes you just have to go where the jobs are. But instead of checking job listings, you might want to research the hot spots for business development. If you're lucky, you could beat the trend, and find work.