Once again, McKinney has been named to a list of best cities. The most recent example of our town being “Unique by Nature” is McKinney coming in at No. 4 on the “Best Cities for Job Seekers” in Texas list, according to NerdWallet.com.
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:
“The Lone Star state has had a good year for employment. The annual job growth rate is around 3%, up from 2.8% last year. Construction is expected to be a major industry force through the end of the year, and most other industries have reported consistent job growth in recent months. Texas’s low cost of living and diversity of employment opportunities make it an obvious choice if you’re looking for a job.”
Five of the top 10 on the list are North Dallas suburb towns. In addition to McKinney, Allen is No. 2, Grand Prairie is No. 5, Irving is No. 8 and Plano is No. 10. Two of the other cities are Houston suburbs, while the remaining three – Midland, Edinburg and Bryan – are part of smaller suburban areas.
The story has this to say about McKinney:
“Noted by the Census Bureau as a fast-growth city numerous times over the past decade, McKinney has seen its population more than double between 2000 and 2010. The city has a low unemployment rate of 5.8%, as of April 2013, and is a center for tech, medical and manufacturing companies. Major employers include Raytheon, Torchmark, StatLab and Manner Plastics. The McKinney Independent School District is also a large employer for the city.”
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