It's been awhile since we've been able to say something like this-- the economy is looking good.
Some may think it's a bold statement but we need not to look any further than our own backyard to see the effects of an economy that is bouncing back.
Within the last month, the Auburn-Opelika area has received a string of national recognitions and honors related to jobs and business.
The cities were just ranked by Forbes magazine in a few areas. The prestigious business magazine ranked them ten out of nearly 400 on a list of America's best small cities for jobs. Last year, Auburn-Opelika ranked 63 on that same list.
City leaders attribute this year's jump to the hard work of their teams and the synergy between the two towns.
For the second straight year, Forbes also ranked Auburn in its top ten best small places for business and careers.
The city gained a ranking at number six and they also received a top, number one naming in projected job growth out of small metro areas.
And one more honor-- Auburn is ranked in the top 10 for best cities for women to get a good-earning job and start or grow a business.
Right now we're living in an economy that is seeing unemployment at a seven-year low, foreclosures at five-year lows, home sells and prices on the rise and constant, record Dow Jones highs.
Things are looking to be on the up and we have a lot to be proud of, right here in our own community.
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