Durham’s increase in rank is a positive sign of growth here in the Durham area. The report focuses on 366 metropolitan areas, and uses 23 different economic indicators including: employment figures, and salary rates over a several-year period. Policom is careful not to include economic hot spots or boom towns in their rankings, and instead focuses on those which have the best economic foundation. In a recent news release William Fruth, Policom’s president, stated “While most communities have slowed or declined during the recession, the strongest areas have been able to weather the storm.” The numbers show that the Durham area did not just weather the storm, they conquered it by showing a large increase in their ranking. Some of the top metropolitan areas of the report were: Seattle, Washington, DC, Denver and Houston.
Charlotte has claimed the number one spot on the report three times since 2004 and ranked number 11 this year coming in behind Queen City which claimed the number 10 spot. North Carolina as a whole has many strong economic metropolitan areas.
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