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America's Biggest Brain Magnets

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reprinted from Forbes.com 2/10/2011


No. 2: Raleigh-Cary, N.C.

Grad gain: 28,748

Share of 25+ Population, 2007: 4.27%

Even in hard times Raleigh-Durham--the fastest-growing metro area in the country--has repeatedly performed well on Forbes' list of the best cities for jobs. The area is a magnet for technology companies fleeing the more expensive, congested and highly regulated northeast corridor. Affordable housing and short commute times are no doubt highly attractive to millennials seeking to start a family. Indeed, a 2010 Portfolio.com/bizjournals survey ranked the city the third-best for young adults.