Already the corporate home to Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay and J.C. Penney, Plano can add another dot on the map or wave another banner.
In order to assess the relative strength of local job markets, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 17 key metrics. They range from job opportunities to employment growth.
Plano earned a high score on overall “job market” rank, landing at No. 2 behind only Irving. But its “socioeconomic environment” rank was set at No. 8, good for a total score greater than any other U.S. city.
Plano ranked highly in other categories like highest median annual income (2nd) and it had the lowest housing affordability of all cities in the ranking.
With Toyota coming to town and the massive Legacy West development on its way also, Plano shows no signs of slowing down in these national rankings.
After Plano’s top spot in the report, Irving landed at No. 4, Dallas at No. 24, Garland at No. 29, Grand Prairie at No. 32, Arlington at No. 41 and Fort Worth at No. 45.
Overall 16 Dallas-Fort Worth cities made the list. (1/4/2016)