The City of Raleigh ranks No. 5 among major metro areas in the U.S. in a new report ranking which cities are best for careers and where people might relocate in order to advance their careers, citing lower crime, housing availability, quality of life, cost of living, career prospects and much more.

Robert Half, a talent management and recruitment firm’s “Career City Index” ranks the City of Oaks just behind:

  • No. 1 Seattle
  • No. 2 Boston
  • No. 3 San Francisco Bay area
  • No. 4 Washington, D.C.

Raleigh also ranks :

No. 5 in quality of life

No. 8 in cost of living

No. 6 in community diversity

No. 14 in career prospects

Raleigh and the Triangle often ranking highly on “best of” reports such as places to work, to build a career, to retire, and for quality of life as well as cost of living. A reporter from WalletHub earlier this week, however, said Raleigh lags as a place where women own businesses.

The Capital City also scores well as a technology hub. Raleigh has a  presence of high-tech firms like Red Hat in downtown to IBM, Cisco and scores of others in Research Triangle Park. Raleigh also has many financial and insurance services add to the region’s appeal.

The Research Triangle region  is named named after the three research institutions in the area: Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The area also includes NCCU and  numerous small private colleges. This combination leads to new talent, new residents and a vibrant community.

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Even if you never use Section 1031 of the Tax Code, it can impact you — in a positive way. The 1031 Like-Kind Exchange is a tax deferral that helps individuals save for retirement and businesses reinvest and grow, creating jobs and economic expansion for all of us —which in turn creates additional tax revenue.

What, exactly, is the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange? Section 1031 of the U.S. Tax Code lets those who reinvest proceeds from the sale of a non-homestead properties in similar (‘like-kind’) properties defer paying tax on the profit. It’s often referred to as the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. And it’s been helping our economy grow since 1921. So why would any member of Congress want to reduce or even eliminate the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange? The government could collect an estimated $40 billion in taxes over a ten-year period by repealing Section 1031, but the flipside is that it would cost our economy over three times that much in lost growth. And we need that growth now more than ever.