Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

golden gate bridgeSeattle, San Francisco, Austin, Raleigh, and D.C.: all are growing big cities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

New estimates show most of the nation’s largest cities posted strong population growth for a second straight year, reports The Associated Press.

The gains for cities in 2012 suggest that young people are choosing to stay in dense urban cores, for jobs may be easier to find and keep.

“Cities have become more appealing to young people, with more things to do and places to see,” Mark Obrinsky, chief economist at the National Multi Housing Council, told the AP. “Many of the cities are committing themselves to regrowth and development, and in newer cities like Dallas we’re beginning to see new restaurants, bars and apartments in the downtown areas that put it a bit closer to being a 24-hour city.”

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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