Sioux Falls: The New Jobs Hub of the Midwest?
In a time where economic crisis surrounds the nation, and jobs are a rarity, there lies a diamond in the rough. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a much over looked city. Known for its vast prairies and bitter cold winters, Sioux Falls rises above all other cities in the United States when it comes to job availability. It has a relatively moderate population of only 150,000 residents, but don’t let that fool you. The national unemployment rate average hovers around a devastating 8.8; Sioux Falls boasts only a 4.9 rate.
The small metropolitan city in the heart of the United States would be the last place anyone would expect to find relief from the country’s economic downfall, but it certainly exists. The real question is why people haven’t thought about living in Sioux Falls before. Sure the Winter’s may be borderline arctic, but that’s a small price to pay for a solid job and a city that seems to be in a wonderful economy while the rest of the nation suffers. Employers constantly talk about the enormous amount of “help wanted” signs across the city, and not enough people to fill those positions. The light in the tunnel may seem dim, but the flashing neon light at the end exists in the heart of the Midwest.