Hottest spots for knowledge workers

Business 2.0 Magazine highlights the cities with the highest job-growth rates for college-educated tech and business professionals.

2-year job-growth forecast: 8.9%

Low energy costs and a cheap but smart labor force are pulling in more Fortune 500 companies. Washington Mutual chose San Antonio for its new regional operations center, which will create 3,000 new jobs during the next five years. And Microsoft is building a $550 million data center here, set to open in 2009.

San Antonio, TX

Washington, D.C.

Salt Lake City, UT

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA
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