What cities have the most jobs?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Some people looking for a new home in Washington rent apartments that bring them closer to their jobs. Others are seeking a place where they can find a new job and a fresh start. For the latter, let me suggest the two towns in America with the most job growth, according to Forbes magazine:

Yakima, Washington
Yakima Valley is one of the best apple-producing areas in the world, a major wine region, and producer of approximately 75% of all hops grown in the USA. Good harvests mean good jobs, both in harvesting and in the packing and juice companies that revolve around the apple orchards.

Kennewick, Washington
The Hanford Site, a former nuclear production site, once employed hundreds of scientists and engineers. After Hanford closed, most of its employees moved to Kennewick, giving it the "most Ph.D.s per capita” of any city in America. Pacific Northwest National Lab now employs many of these residents to convert agricultural materials into plastics and biofuels and perform research involving fuel cells. This green business is booming and constantly growing. The region’s farmland also provides jobs, with workers growing potatoes, corn, asparagus, and wheat.

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