September 30, 2013
Market: Arizona, Texas
According to Moody’s Analytics, Arizona will lead the nation in job growth over the next five years—growth is expected to reach 3% annually—with Texas a close second. Other Hamilton Zanze markets in the top 10 for projected job growth include Colorado (#3), Nevada (#6), Utah (#7), and Oregon (#10).
Additionally, Moody’s forecasts that Arizona’s economy will grow 4.6% in the next year. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer credited business and sales tax cuts for the state’s continued bounce-back from the recession, saying: “This report reinforces Arizona’s commitment, as a right-to-work state, to business growth and success, and validates the work we have done to make the Arizona comeback a reality.”
Read more at Forbes.