What does Greeley, Colorado and Raleigh, North Carolina have in common? They are the only two cities in the Top 10 according to this new poll. So, what is it?

Forbes magazine just released their 2014 list of 'Best Cities for Future Job Growth', which was dominated by Texas and Florida.  There were only two cities outside of those two states who made the list and Greeley was one of them.

Must be all the oil!

Forbes bragged on Greeley by saying,

Greeley has an annual job growth rate of 3.8%, a median household income of $56,143, and an unemployment rate of 5.4%, ranking Greeley the fourth-highest in the country. The only places outside of Florida and Texas to make the cut for the top 10 metros for job growth are Greeley, Colorado and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Here is the complete list:

  1. Naples, Florida
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. McAllen, Texas
  4. Greeley, Colorado
  5. Dallas, Texas
  6. Cape Coral, Florida
  7. Raleigh, North Carolina
  8. Port St. Lucie, Florida
  9. Houston, Texas
  10. San Antonio, Texas