Skip to comments.Vast Majority of Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Are In Right-to-Work States
Posted on 06/24/2013 11:31:26 AM PDT by MichCapCon
The city of Cedar Park in Texas was the fastest growing city in terms of percentage growth from 2010 to 2012 when it increased 12 percent to 57,957 people, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
Eight of the top 15 fastest growing cities were in Texas, a right-to-work state. The state was a big reason why 77 of the top 100 fastest-growing cities were in right-to-work states.
Eighteen right-to-work states had cities crack the top 100. There were six non-right-to-work states and Washington, D.C., that made the top 100. Three of the top 100 fastest growing cities were from Indiana, which didnt become a right-to-work state until 2012 so its cities were not included as from a right-to-work state.
Texas has the most cities in the top 100 with 27. California had nine cities and Georgia had eight.
Since the recession ended, much of the growth in the country is happening in right-to-work states, said James Hohman, a fiscal policy analyst at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Novi was the fastest growing city in Michigan and ranked 221st overall. It grew 3.1 percent to 56,912 in 2012. Michigan was not a right-to-work state in 2012. Royal Oak ranked 371st overall and it grew 2.1 percent to 58,410.
Antony Davies, an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, said he was not surprised that so many cities in right-to-work states were growing quickly.
Right to work is a significant component of economic freedom. In every year from 1985 to 2009 (the last year measured), states with the most economic freedom have seen significantly more population growth than states with less economic freedom, Davies said in an email. Union proponents claim that unions protect workers, yet the data say otherwise. Again, in every year from 1985 through 2009, the 25 most economically free states have seen higher incomes, lower unemployment rates, lower poverty rates, and (interestingly) more equitable income distributions than did the 25 least economically free states.
Look at this Chart, Tell me the "Growers" Aren't Republican if not Right to Work, with Business Friendly Governors...
I really like this chart, it says alot....
Obama will take care of that with some executive orders, NSA/PRISM blackmail, an ambassadorship, new Labor Department regs.
Oh ya, and how many of these State in this Chart are carrying Obama’s Sorry @rse Recovery only to inact “Redestributive Wealth” to those other States who are sitting on their @$$ and lighting up a Camel, to tie into an old FDR joke...
Texas has an oil boom.
I would expect right to work states to produce jobs faster than other states. But right now Texas would be producing major jobs regardless of whether they are right to work or not.
North Dakota and Texas both have oil booms.
You are too kind Jane, thank Forbes. It was in an interview with Meredith Whitney about Muni Bonds. Read it @ the Dentist Office :-) ! Yes it left quite an impression on me, read the interview, it is now on line. I think from the 6/5? Issue...
Yes they do, and when does North Carolina give the “go” signal for Fracking their close, and when does the Michigan Legislature and Gover-nerd get off is @$$ and go for Fracking? Where is California and NY who are sitting on a ton of oil and gas as well. Their states ( CA and NY ) are Dark Blue are sucking pond water, via this chart when they could be star performers.