Top 20 Small Cities

Employment base of less than 150,000.
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Rank
Within
Category
Area,State
Hottest Industries
2007 Overall Rank 2006
Rank in
Category
2006 Overall Rank Growth
Nonfarm
Jobs
2005-
2006
Growth
Nonfarm
Jobs
2001-
2006
Weighted
Index
1 St. George, Utah
Wholesale, Business
Services, Manufacturing
1 2 2 8.4% 41.8% 100.0
2 Yuma, Ariz.
Manufacturing,
Leisure
2 1 1 6.7% 31.5% 99.7
3 Prescott, Ariz.
Business Services,
Financial Services,
Manufacturing
3 13 16 6.6% 25.9% 99.2
4 Naples-Marco Island,
Fla.

Leisure, Wholesale,
Financial Services
6 7 8 5.5% 28.5% 98.5
5 Morgantown, W.Va.
Leisure, Government,
Education and Health
9 12 15 6.4% 19.1% 97.7
6 Bend, Oreg.
Business Services,
Financial Services
10 14 17 4.3% 26.1% 97.3
7 Laredo, Texas
Leisure, Government
11 20 29 5.2% 21.7% 96.3
8 Port St. Lucie-
Fort Pierce, Fla.

Transportation,
Financial Services
12 6 7 3.2% 26.5% 95.9
9 Las Cruces, N.Mex.
Wholesale,
Transportation
15 31 49 4.2% 19.0% 93.0
10 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Information,
Wholesale
16 4 5 3.8% 19.0% 92.8
11 Casper, Wyo.
Information,
Manufacturing,
Wholesale
17 9 11 4.4% 17.9% 92.1
12 Midland, Texas
Manufacturing,
Business Services,
Retail
18 90 139 4.4% 13.1% 92.1
13 Fort Walton Beach-
Crestview-Destin, Fla.

Financial Services,
Leisure, Manufacturing
19 3 4 3.2% 22.8% 91.3
14 Myrtle Beach-Conway-
North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Government, Leisure
20 43 67 2.7% 20.5% 90.9
15 Dubuque, Iowa
(Biggest Mover)

BLS sector detail
not available
22 121 200 5.0% 11.7% 90.6
16 Dover, Del.
Financial Services,
Transportation, Retail
23 23 33 3.2% 20.4% 90.2
17 Ocala, Fla.
Financial Services,
Business Services,
Wholesale
28 24 37 2.3% 20.7% 88.8
18 Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
Wholesale,
Transportation,
Business Services
29 65 100 2.9% 17.2% 88.7
19 Auburn-Opelika, Ala.
Business Services,
Wholesale, Education
and Health
30 28 45 2.5% 17.3% 88.7
20 Idaho Falls, Idaho
Information, Wholesale,
Business Services
32 8 10 2.4% 17.0% 88.2

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Last updated: May 1, 2007




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