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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: 10 Small Cities with Growing Job Opportunities

If the bustling metropolitan life isn’t for you, then consider the following North American cities that have seen a larger growth in job opportunities than their more populous cousins.

10 Small Cities with Growing Job Opportunities

By The Culture-ist

If the bustling metropolitan life isn't for you, then consider the following North American cities that have seen a larger growth in job opportunities than their more populous cousins.

  • Regina, SK, Canada

    By The Culture-ist

    Ranked as the best Canadian city to work in 2013 by The Huffington Post, Regina's high average annual income and (relative) job growth rate serve as definitive proof of the city's economic potential.

  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada

    By The Culture-ist

    Saskatoon is another often overlooked, but thriving Canadian city in the prairie province of Saskatchewan. Ranked just behind Regina, Saskatoon possesses an even higher (relative) job growth rate.

  • Bismarck, ND, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    More and more unemployed professionals are considering North Dakota as a permanent place to settle down, and Bismarck is definitely the choice city of the bunch.

  • Elkhart-Goshen, IN, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    Not only does Elkhart-Goshen have the small town charm working in its favor, it's also got the future job growth projections to match.

  • Columbia, MO, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    Columbia, Missouri is just one example of a college town that's seeing noticeable economic growth. The city is also known as a place of progressive politics, education, journalism, and art.

  • St. George, UT, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    This low lying desert city is surrounded by beautiful natural sights, and has experienced economic growth since the mid 2000s. In 2014, it is still considered one of the top 10 small cities to work.

  • Greeley, CO, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    Named after the editor of the New York Tribune, Greeley is the fastest growing self-governed city in Colorado with regards to job opportunities.  

  • Midland, TX, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    As of 2014, Midland possessed the lowest unemployment rate in the US, and according to Forbes, has seen a 60% increase in job growth since 2001.

  • Auburn-Opelika, AL, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    With much investment in the commercial, residential, and industrial segments of its economy, Auburn-Opelika has been successful at attracting new business since the early 2000s.

  • Naples-Marco Island, FL, USA

    By The Culture-ist

    If you're looking to settle down in a city akin to a tropical getaway, then consider Florida's Naples-Marco Island, which may actually satisfy your professional needs as well

Featured Image: Eddie Maloney

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