Columbia Ranks Among "Second Strongest 20 Metropolitan Areas"

The Brookings Institution released their recent MetroMonitor report.

Compared to a national employment decline of 3.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 through the first quarter of 2009, metro areas with specializations in education and health care saw employment drop by an average of only 2.0 percent, and those specialized in government/military employment saw average job losses of 1.3 percent. This has helped Columbia, which ranks in the second strongest metropolitan areas in the country. Greenville and Charleston rank in the middle 20 metro areas.
Michael Dodds
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