Tag Archives: Maryland/DC

Southeastern cities dominate Forbes Top 10 list

July 10, 2011

Our region took 9 out of the 10 top spots in Forbes’ list of The Next Big Boom Towns in the U.S.  The rankings were done in conjunction with Mark Schill at the Praxis Strategy Group, and are based on job growth, attractive lifestyle, ease of starting a business, and a broad range of demographic factors. We do love Phoenix, but these are several of the cities we and our … Continue reading

SE states’ debt burdens more favorable

March 31, 2010

The New York Times confirms another reason for the Southeast’s attractive growth potential and why increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are deciding to build their businesses in the region:  lower state debt burdens.  As the attached graph shows, the problem worsens dramatically when one considers many states’ unfunded pension liabilities.  (Click thumbnail for “top” 25 states for debt-to-GDP, “Overloaded with Debts Unseen”.) Not only will such debt levels likely lead to growth-stalling tax increases on the businesses that … Continue reading

Good news for startups in our region

November 4, 2009

Forbes reports that the nation’s professional classes continue to move to the Southeast and Texas: Net migration, both before and after the Great Recession, according to analysis by the Praxis Strategy Group, has continued to be strongest to the predominately red states of the South and Intermountain West. This seems true even for those seeking high-end jobs. Between 2006 and 2008, the metropolitan areas that enjoyed the fastest percentage shift … Continue reading

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