This was just posted and we have a county that made the list – well, just outside of Columbus is Deleware County- Ranking #2 out of 10, and here’s what Forbes had to say:
Over the last few years, jobs and incomes in these counties grew most.
Professional success often requires some degree of sacrifice. Surprisingly, one of those sacrifices might include moving to the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. Living in Delaware County is, in some ways, a smarter career move than packing up and heading for Wall Street or Silicon Valley.
With three-year income growth of 11% between 2007 and 2009, Delaware County is one of 10 places Forbes found best for professionals to get ahead. The fastest-growing county in the state, it has benefited from both a diverse mix of jobs that has kept the economy strong, and family-friendly neighborhoods that expanded out from the city center.
The counties on our list are geographically spread out and varied in industry, but they have one thing in common: They’re all suburbs of big cities. But these aren’t sleepy bedroom communities feeding off of urban spillover.
“The inner-ring suburbs look very much like their city neighbors,” says Lawrence Levy (no relation to this story’s writer), executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. “They look like it physically, racially, ethnically, and economically.”
2. County: Delaware County, Ohio
Suburb of Columbus, Ohio
Median Household Income, 2007: $80,448.00
Median Household Income, 2008: $88,899.00
Change in Income: 10.50%
Change in Jobs, 2007-2009: 2.22%