Huntsville No. 1 Best City for 2009

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by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden

in Huntsville Community Stuff

As I have mentioned on previous occasions, I personally dislike posting about how many top 10 lists Huntsville gets named to over and over. Oh my gosh, we are on almost every top 50 City list that any news organization puts out and I agee, repeating all these articles can be a bit nauseating.

However the particular article published today by Kiplinger’s really struck a cord with me, in that it supported a personal feeling I have had for sometime; that given the current economic conditions in the country, the ongoing BRAC relocation, and the Huntsville business community’s strides in developing industry diversification in our local economy, that Huntsville could very well become the one of the premier boom towns of our nations next economic recovery cycle.

But don’t take my word for it, just note this quote from today’s article where Huntsville was not 15th, 10th, or even 3rd, but named as the No 1 City in the Nation for 2009:

Talk about a bulletproof economy. This northern Alabama city represents critical mass for the nation’s missile-defense and aerospace industries. The medical and life-sciences industries are thriving, too. Thousands of new jobs are pouring into town. With a few exceptions, business in Huntsville is so healthy that Mayor Tommy Battle has a pleasant problem: “We have more jobs than we can fill.”

Sure the boom I personally visulaize my never come to pass. That is certainly not something unexpected given my other cystal-ball gazings over the years …but lol …at least this time I am not alone.

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