Thursday, October 16, 2008

Top recession-less U.S. cities, sorry Florida

Recession-less? Yep, I made that one up.

Some cities in the U.S. will be safer than others in a recession, according to a recent BusinessWeek article. Specifically those cities with a strong presence in health care, education, law, energy and the government will feel the impact of a downturn less.  

Coming in at number 13 on the list, drumroll please ...

Anchorage, Alaska

Because of its size, “a strong economy that feeds off the state's rich oil and natural gas supplies, U.S. military presence, and tourism,” we look pretty safe up here in the arctic tundra.

The only tough part is convincing people to make their way up to this crazy place. Once you get past the wild animals, crazy politicians and the fact that snow starts falling during the first week of October, it’s not so tough.

Joining Anchorage as one of the top cities to ride out a recession were:

#3 District of Columbia
#6 Boston, MA
#7 Pittsburgh, PA (Woo hoo!)
#10 New Orleans, LA
#12 Lubbock, TX
#16 Lincoln, NE

Lubbock made it to the list and not a single city in Florida made it? Should I really be so surprised?

So, no matter how bad it gets, just know you can always come hang out with Andrew and I up here in the Last Frontier.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting me on your blog roll (I returned the favor)! How do you guys like driving on snow and ice? We are going to have to hit the mountain this winter.