LINK TO NPR STORY: BIG RALEIGH
New US census numbers out today show that Raleigh is the fastest-growing city in the country. A perfect storm of economic and demographic factors contribute to Raleigh’s status as the fastest-growing city in America. Annexations and Raleigh’s relatively small size among other metro areas are two of the reasons for the city’s 4.3 percent growth rate between July 2007 and July 2008.
FORBES NAMES RALEIGH #1 PLACE FOR BUSINESS & CAREERS
Leading the way is Raleigh, N.C., which grabbed the top spot for a third straight year on the strength of strong job growth (both past and projected), low business costs and a highly educated workforce