Growing Fast and Riding the Momentum

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a list of the fastest-growing cities, in terms of population growth. Those on the list are hoping their growth will pull them through the recession.
July 1, 2009, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Cities in Texas, California, Arizona, Louisiana, and North Carolina dominated the ranks of fastest-growing cities, according to a Census Bureau report released Wednesday. New York City was the numerical winner, gaining 53,000 residents.

But New Orleans topped the list in percentage terms, reflecting continued rebuilding after hurricane Katrina. Texas hosts four of the top 10 cities, including Round Rock – which was No. 2 – Killeen (9), Fort Worth (10), and McKinney (5)."

Mayors in many of these cities are hoping to use their momentum to come out of the recession with a solid work force and steady supply of jobs.

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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in The Christian Science Monitor
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