This blog is primarily concerned with health, fitness, diet, personal training, and human performance. Not unrelated to health is the environment where you live and the opportunities presented. From this Forbes article, The Best And Worst Cities For Recession Recovery, Austin ranked first. A quote:
From now to the end of 2010, the economy of Austin is projected to grow by $5 billion, and unemployment has stayed relatively subdued. The city's diverse economy, home to Dell, the University of Texas and the Texas state government, has kept the economy strong.
And from this Forbes article, Best Big City for Jobs
, ranked Austin first as well. A quote:
Of the 10 large cities with the best employment prospects, Austin is the leader. Job growth between 2004 and 2008 was a whopping 14.8%--and even between 2007 and 2008, overall growth remained in the black. In some areas, Austin is representative of nationwide changes in employment. For example, manufacturing waned; between 2000 and 2008, jobs in that sector decreased by a third. But service sectors like education and health, leisure and hospitality, and others grew tremendously. Job growth stagnated in 2008, but avoiding net losses was enough propel this city to the top of the list.