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Lasvegasstrip A recent article from Business 2.0 on ranks Las Vegas as the second best city in America with the best job growth forecast.  With a 2 year job growth forecast of 6.5%, Las Vegas is right behind Orlando, FL .   "Analysts say Las Vegas could end up topping Orlando in job growth, because it's uniquely insulated from downturns in ways that most major cities would envy. "

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"But almost in sync, another engine of the local economy went into overdrive: As the value of the U.S. dollar fell last winter, foreign tourists surged in, sparking restaurant openings and hotel expansions. MGM Mirage alone plans to hire 28,000 new employees by the end of the decade. Milken Institute economist Ross DeVol notes that Vegas continues to attract back-office operations from California's high-tech regions. "

Here's the top 15 cities cited in the article:

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Raleigh, NC
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. West Palm Beach, FL
  7. Tampa, FL
  8. Riverside, CA
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Atlanta, GA
  11. Salt Lake City, UT
  12. Jacksonville, FL
  13. Dallas, TX
  14. San Antonio, TX
  15. Fort Lauderdale, FL