9 Small Towns With Big Opportunities

small towns with big job opportunities
small towns with big job opportunities

By Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre

When a recession is as deep as the current one, people may have to look far and wide for job opportunities. The most obvious places to find jobs are in large cities, where the numbers of openings are likely to be highest. However, there are great job opportunities in some of America's smallest cities, too.

According to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis, employment has increased significantly in a number of smaller U.S. cities in the last ten years. We have identified nine cities where the populations may be small, but the economies are robust, job opportunities are good and unemployment rates are much lower than the national average.