An article from www.jdnews.com recently reported that Jacksonville, NC is the No. 1 city in America to find a job, according to rankings released by Forbes magazine in late April, 2010. This comes as no surprise to those who live in the Jacksonville, NC area. Residents have seen the area expand over the past few years. Despite the national recession, Jacksonville has stayed economically stable, thanks to the Marine Corps presence in and around Camp Lejeune, located in Jacksonville, NC. The Marine Corps brings in tons of traffic with the relocation of military personnel, and offers a wide range of military contract jobs. Moreover, big companies like Boeing and Northrop Grumman have a strong presence in Jacksonville, hiring locals and former marines. Even civilians in Jacksonville are service oriented employees, being employed at businesses on military base Camp Lejuene. Jacksonville's ideal location on the Southeast coast of North Carolina offers both city and coastal amenities to its residents, which is another positive factor in relocations to the area. Jacksonville is also located about an hour north of Wilmington, NC, another hot spot on the NC coast. Of the 397 metropolitan job markets ranked for Forbes, 13 North Carolina cities made the list, with Jacksonville taking the No. 1 spot. Follow the link to read the full article: Forbes magazine names Jacksonville No. 1. If you are interested in buying or selling Real Estate in Jacksonville, NC, contact us today!