You may or may not be aware that every year, as part of their annual report, Inc. Magazine analyzes job-growth data, as supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on 393 metropolitan statistical areas across the nation and comes up with a list of the very best places to "do business" in the Country. 

They break down the rankings into small, medium, and large cities. So who do you think was the #1 small AND overall city to do business?.............yes, St. George, Utah.  What was more alarming than the #1 ranking for 2007, was the fact that I had no idea that we were #2 in 2006!

What does this mean? I really don't know, but I can only view this as another piece of national notoriety that will continue to "insulate" the local housing market from national trends.  Just recently many heard that St. George was still listed as the fastest growing MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in the US, but alot of my Seller Clients will sure question whether enough people are moving in! 

Only time will tell how all of this national exposure will affect the County - stay tuned.

Here is the link to the full article, rankings, and other statistics - enjoy!http://www.inc.com/bestcities/index.html