The Best U.S. Cities for Business

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  1. GekiDan

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    We all know the fable of the tortoise ultimately winning his painstakingly measured race against the hare.

    Apply that to today's economy and it's relatively easy to come up with a winner for MarketWatch's third survey of the best U.S. cities for business. This year's victor is the subdued terrapin of regional economies: Des Moines, Iowa -- population 556,230.

    Des Moines handily beat all comers, including two-time winner Minneapolis-St. Paul, in a survey that was expanded on several fronts for 2009.

    Notably, the search for the nation's best business city included any metro area with a population of more than 500,000, thus expanding the eligible list to 101 from last year's total of 50. But we also threw in a few wrinkles to see how well local economies held up during one of the toughest years since the Great Depression.

    See the full list here: http://finance.yahoo.com/career-wor...-us-cities-for-business?mod=career-leadership

    What do you think? Is this correct based on your experiences?
     
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    Interesting list. I was surprised to see Des Moines in the number one slot, I would have expected to see a city with the stature of New York in the top position.
     

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