No wonder the county has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Manufacturing is a major source of jobs, and small businesses that make everything from auto parts to diapers have been ramping up production.
Meanwhile, Mount Carmel St. Anne's recently broke ground on a $110 million heart center. The facility, expected to open its doors in 2013, should add 60 hospital beds and about 200 new jobs to the area.
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These terrific small towns -- even now -- boast great job opportunities, top-notch schools, safe streets, economic strength, and more.