Collin County has been recognized nationally as one of the best counties in the United States to do business. NerdWallet.com tallies Collin County at No. 10 on its “Best Counties to Work In” list.
NerdWallet is a website that “empowers consumers to make better decisions about their personal finances, travel plans, or higher education,” according to its About Us page.
The story begins:
“While the US job market is not moving upward as quickly as many would like (the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment fell only 0.1% to 7.3% in August and remains nearly 3% above pre-recession levels), there are many job seekers looking for areas with good job opportunities. As some of these same job seekers are exploring the options available in different areas of the country, as well as different areas within their state, we decided to evaluate which counties were the best to work in, based on economic indicators, prospective growth and quality of life.”
Of the nine counties listed ahead of Collin, four of them are part of the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. (three in Virginia and one in Maryland).
The story has this to say about Collin County:
“Collin County has seen recent improvements in its unemployment rate (it reached 5.8% in July 2013). Workers can expect an average commute time of just 27.2 minutes. Major industries include education services, professional services, health care, finance, manufacturing and retail. The Collin College Workforce & Economic Development department supports the county economy with analysis, training and access to funding for local businesses.”
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