Knoxville listed as 6th best city for job growth
Knoxville is among the nation's leaders for job growth, according to Forbes magazine's 2012 list of Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs.
Boosted by 3.1 percent in year-over-year job growth, Knoxville moved up to sixth on the 2012 rankings from ninth on last year's list.
According to Forbes, the main drivers of Knoxville area job growth for 2012 shifted from government-related employment to the energy, technology and manufacturing sectors.
Forbes evaluated 398 mid-sized metropolitan areas around the country based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While Knoxville got kudos for job-creation, Tennessee was recognized recently as one of the best states in which to do business. Chief Executive magazine ranked the state as number four nationally in its Best & Worst States Survey, which drew on responses from 650 business leaders. Tennessee was noted for its quality workforce, relaxed regulatory environment and other factors. Tennessee also held the number four spot last year in the Chief Executive survey.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel