14. Houston County, GA
Best Places Job Growth Warner Robins GA
Towns include: Warner Robins
Job growth (2000-2011): 29.9%

Houston County is taking off, thanks to Robins Air Force base. The state's largest industrial complex and a critical source of jobs, the base employs almost 26,000 and has a huge impact on the area's economy.

The local industrial sector may still be recovering from the Great Recession, but that hasn't kept people away. The county's population keeps growing rapidly, and in the next few years, is expected to have climbed 80% since 1990.

Manufacturing plays an important role in Houston County's economy, and local boosters are trying to meet the employment needs of their expanding community. Located at the crossroads of Georgia, the county wants to keep attracting businesses and entrepreneurs with its low property tax rates, acres of available land and direct access to Interstate 75, which runs through Atlanta.


  @Money - Last updated August 20 2012 08:49 AM ET
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