Ten Fastest-Growing Cities in U.S.

The Christian Science Monitor reports on America's fastest-growing cities, many of which were slow to feel the effects of the recession and hope to use their momentum to push through it.
July 2, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Attributes shared by the cities on the list include good public schools, partnerships between businesses and universities, low crime rates, cultural outlets, and high levels of entrepreneurship.

"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)."

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