Pueblo Rated Among Top 100 Small Cities for Job Growth
NewGeography has just ranked Pueblo as the 38th best small town (under 150,000 population) for job growth. NewGeography is a website that reports the trends and developments in economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership.
While chanting “We’re Number 38!” may not have the same ring to it as “We’re Number 1”, after considering the thousands of communities in competition we are happy for the recognition.
But more important than just the number are the underlying factors that made it possible. First and foremost, job growth reflects availability of a well-qualified and conscientious workforce that is actively looking for employment. With the lingering effects of the economic downturn, Pueblo certainly has experienced and capable people anxious for jobs.
To maintain the pool of talent, the next important factor becomes the availability of training to fill specialized job needs. Pueblo has unique strengths in this area with the outstanding job training capabilities of Pueblo Community College and the Workforce Development Center. Both have been recognized for their success in meeting the needs for customized job training. Further, Colorado State University at Pueblo has exceptional four year degree programs (and beyond) in majors that are most in demand from new and existing employers.
Finally, the ranking also reflects the growing list of prospects interested in relocating to Pueblo. As an example of a small town with big city access to transportation, technology and education, Pueblo is a great example of how to drive economic growth!
The more you hear “We’re Number 38!” the better it sounds…