Friday, August 22, 2008

Forbes Names Raleigh and Charlotte in Top Cities for Young Professionals

If you're a recent graduate or an employer looking to attract Gen Y candidates and in Raleigh or Charlotte areas, you're in luck! Forbes recently named both cities in their top 40 list. Here's what Forbes had to say about the #8 and #12 spots:

8. Charlotte, N.C.
The biggest question for Charlotte is how the fallout in the commercial banking sector will affect its status as Wall Street South. Banking giant Bank of America has been central to its growth as a financial services center and is an important part of its 11th ranking in our companies measure. Charlotte's graduate attraction rate is 14th best, and cost of living is still well below salaries.

12. Raleigh, N.C.
The city's ranking by company concentration, salary, number of never marrieds and cost of living stayed more or less the same as last year. Behind its overall four-position climb is Raleigh's increased ability to attract graduates. This is attributable to the city's expanding economy, which has made it one of the largest centers for domestic migration. Also working in its favor is our decision to allow Duke graduates from the class of 1998 to count toward Raleigh's total; last year they were disqualified
For more about what factors determined the ranking, read the full article on Congrats to both Carolina cities!
- Rosie Reilman
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