Tri-Cities chosen as a great place for new start

A recent issue of Business Week ranked the Tri-Cities as the third best place in the U.S. to make a fresh start for folks who have experienced tough times due to the recession.

The article, entitled “Where Struggling Americans Can Find a Fresh Start” said Tri-Cities has affordable homes and available jobs, due to a strong manufacturing industry, food processing, retail trade and services economy. The article, which based its findings on estimates from an employment services firm called Manpower, said about 24 percent of local companies plan to hire employees this summer.

Anchorage, Alaska was the magazine’s top pick followed by Provo-Orem, Utah. Yakima was ranked fourth.

Source: Journal of Business

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