Jacksonville is a major hub of the financial services industry. Bank of America, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and TIAA all have a significant presence in the area. In addition, Jacksonville has strengths in insurance, logistics, and aviation.
Richmond has a diverse job base that includes strengths in finance and health care. In addition, the presence of the Virginia state government and Virginia Commonwealth University which has an undergraduate enrollment of 24,000 students have long provided stability for the metro’s economy.
Raleigh boasts a highly-educated workforce and a high median household income. It’s economy is supported by the advanced businesses in Research Triangle Park, as well as the stable presence of the North Carolina state government and N.C. State University.
Nashville has one of the best metropolitan economies in the country over the last 10 years. Driven by diverse strengths in healthcare, auto manufacturing, and education, Nashville has expanded its job base significantly compared to pre-recession levels.
Charleston’s historic downtown, warm climate, and reasonable cost of doing business make it an attractive destination for businesses and workers alike. With large nearby employers, Charleston continues to have excellent long-term prospects.