Houston slides into first place taking the title of the fastest growing city in America.
According to Forbes‘ latest annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities, Houston proudly came in on top.
“Thanks in large part to the boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, which has helped the Houston metro area add a whopping 667,800 new jobs since 2005, the energy city is an economic powerhouse: Its 4.5 percent year-over-year job growth rate is the nation’s fastest…Jobs at major corporations like ConocoPhillips and Halliburton help boost the median annual pay for college-educated workers to $71,900, fourth among America’s 100 largest metro areas. Add to that an economy that grew at a 3.52-percent clip last year alone,” states the Forbes report.
H-Town continues to grow at this very moment and according to Culture Map, 63,000 jobs will be added to the market in 2015.