Colorado Springs is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Start Over, according to Business Week Magazine! The publication looked at the job market, unemployment rate, and housing market to come up with a list of 20 places to find opportunities if you’ve lost your job, can’t afford housing, or are searching for a higher quality of life.
Colorado Springs ranked number 8 in the list of 20. The data was based on a Manpower survey of 28,348 U.S. employers that was conducted in April, as well as information from the US Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Zillow.com. Here’s what the found about Colorado Springs:
Companies planning to hire in next quarter: 22%
Best job prospects: Construction, Nondurable goods manufacturing, Wholesale & retail trade, information, Financial activities, Leisure & hospitality, Other services and government.
Average home price in January: $190,000
Unemployment rate: 8.5%
People that live here are enthusiastic about how much they love this city, so it’s no surprise that it would be ranked so highly on the list (and so many others, as well). See how other cities fared in the full article from Business Week.