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Elkhart Ranked No. 2 in Small City Job Growth

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May 6, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

A national economic development consultant has ranked the Elkhart, Ind., area as the nation’s second-best small city for job growth.

As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the Elkhart-Goshen metro area ranked second out of 240 small-sized cities, defined as those having less than 150,000 jobs, up from a 65th ranking last year. The area ranked fourth among 398 cities of all sizes.

Bismarck, N.D., took the top spot among small cities. Ranking ahead of Elkhart in the “all cities” list was Bismarck, followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., and San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, Calif.

“We are getting back to our rightful spot,” said Kyle Hannon, president and CEO of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. “Elkhart is more accustomed to leading the nation in jobs. Now that we are shrugging off the final remnants of the recession, our job growth is going to continue to be impressive.”

The rankings are compiled each year on www.newgeography.com, a joint project by California-based author and Forbes.com columnist Joel Kotkin and The Praxis Strategy Group, a North Dakota-based economic development consultant.

For the full report click here.

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