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Minneapolis one of the fastest growing cities

Minneapolis fastest growing city

A recent report from Forbes investigated what cities are growing the fastest, and Minneapolis was among the leaders.

To determine the fastest growing cities, Forbes assessed the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas for six different metrics – including population growth, job and economic growth and unemployment rates.

By this measure, Minneapolis was the 17th fastest-growing city in the nation. But aside from its strong population growth (a rate of 1.01 percent in 2013), Minneapolis enjoys a number of other advantages for those looking to move to the area.

According to the Forbes report, median pay in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area is $63,400.

Speaking of good business practices, the unemployment rate in Minneapolis is 4.37 percent, well below the national rate of 6.6 percent. This isn’t too surprising – last year, Forbes called Minnesota the 8th best state in the nation for business.

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