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    • Best Places To Get Ahead - Forbes.com Page 1 of 5 Become a member | Log In Portfolio | Forbes Magazine - just $1.15/issue Make Forbes.com My Home Page Bookmark This Page Home Page for the World's Business Leaders Free Trial Issue Search Stock Quote U.S. EUROPE ASIA HOME BUSINESS TECH MARKETS ENTREPRENEURS LEADERSHIP PERSONAL FINANCE FORBESLIFE LISTS OPINIONS Business Travel Collecting Health Real Estate Sports Style Travel Vehicles Wine & Food Advertisement Lifestyle Best Places To Get Ahead Francesca Levy, 02.01.10, 06:04 PM EST Over the last few years, jobs and incomes in these counties grew most. In Pictures: Best Places To Get Ahead Professional success often requires some degree of sacrifice. Surprisingly, one of those sacrifices might include moving to the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. Living in Delaware County is, in some ways, a smarter career move than packing up and heading for Wall Street or Silicon Valley. With three-year income growth of 11% between 2007 and 2009, Delaware County is one of 10 places Forbes found best for professionals to get ahead. The fastest-growing county in the How To Spend Your Bonus state, it has benefited from both a diverse mix of jobs that has kept the economy strong, and family-friendly neighborhoods America's Highest Property that expanded out from the city center. Taxes Why homeowners Westchester In Depth: Best Places To Get Ahead County, New York pay the most. The counties on our list are Article Controls geographically spread out and EMAIL Toys 'R' Us: Zhu Zhu Central varied in industry, but they have PRINT Retailer discusses the hamster phenom and Black Friday's one thing in common: They're all REPRINT discounts. suburbs of big cities. But these NEWSLETTER aren't sleepy bedroom communities COMMENTS (2) feeding off of urban spillover. SHARE YAHOO! BUZZ "The inner-ring suburbs look very much like their city neighbors," Get Stories By Email says Lawrence Levy (no relation to this story's writer), executive Select Topics: director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra Baker Hughes Job Growth University. "They look like it physically, racially, ethnically, and Texas Instruments Careers economically." Job Markets Cities Behind the Numbers Not a member yet? Join Now! Already a member? Log In To find the best places to get ahead, we looked at counties Enter Username Enter Email where the number of jobs had grown the most between the http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/01/jobs-income-growth-lifestyle-real-estate-get-ahead.html 2/18/2010
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    • Best Places To Get Ahead - Forbes.com Page 3 of 5 and a 3% jump in job growth. Another fast-growing Chicago suburb and No. 6 on our list, Will County, Ill., saw incomes grow by 7% between 2007 and 2008. Carver County, Minn., on the outskirts of Minneapolis, ties Hanover County, Va., for the No. 10 spot, with income growth of 5%. Like this story? Become a fan of ForbesLife on Facebook and find others like it. Or follow us on Twitter @forbeslife. If you live on the east coast, your best bet is to head to areas just outside the capital, where a steady churn of government jobs has kept nearby suburbs growing. Loudon County, Va., and Alexandria County, Va., wealthy communities outside of Washington, D.C., saw 4% and 7% job growth, respectively. Dugg on Forbes.com If you're driven by sheer How Goldman Sachs ambition, you'll have the best Masked Greece's Huge shot at getting ahead in places Deficit where industry is diverse enough China's Legal Catch-22 - Forbes.com to be buffered from a decline in Microsoft's Mobile any one sector, or areas Makeover Ruffles dominated by education, health Developers - Forbes.com Al-Qaida's Dirty Little care or government. Secret - Forbes.com But even in these places, Visit The employment has inched--rather Forbes.com Digg Channel than leapt--ahead recently. Only a handful of the counties we ranked saw job growth in the past three years, and even then, only at an average rate of 2%. So no matter where you are in the country, the real key to getting ahead might just be holding on until the economic recovery takes off. In Depth: Best Places To Get Ahead ADVERTISEMENTS Hot Stock Alert - EHSI Profit From Healthcare Explosion New Millionaires Created Today www.EmergingHealthcareSolutionsInc. Capture The Futures Market Superior execution, accurate clearing and processing with MF Global. www.mfglobal.com Top-Rated MBA Online Earn Your MBA In 2 Years. No GMAT Required. 100% Online Program! FloridaTechOnlineMBA.com? Buy a link here Five Bad Reasons To Become An Entrepreneur Obama's Debt Czars A Security Prescription For 2010 Bears Still In Control Reader Comments I have lived in Sugar Land for the past ten years. It is probably one of the best places to live and bring up a family. Excellent all around. Posted by tjoseph1 | 02/05/10 11:58 AM EST Fort Bend County, and especially the city of Sugar Land is a great place to live. I came here on a job transfer knowing nothing about it. It's self-contained http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/01/jobs-income-growth-lifestyle-real-estate-get-ahead.html 2/18/2010
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