With unemployment destroying lives throughout America, the professional, scientific and technical services sector has actually expanded ~15% over the last dozen years.
The Praxis Strategy Group took a look at the top 50 metropolitan areas with these jobs and ranked them according to how they have performed during that time. Let’s take a look at how the only 2 Tennessee regions did:
|Professional, Technical, and Scientific Services in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas|
|Rank||Index Score||2001 – 2012 Growth||2005 – 2012 Growth||2010 – 2012 Growth||2012 LQ||2001 – 2012 LQ Change||2012 Avg. Annual Wage|
Under visionary leadership, Nashville’s medical and technology industries have boomed. Meanwhile, Memphis is shedding highly paid jobs.
Take a look at the city leadership and ask, is it any wonder?