Whenever I talk to out of state buyers, I always ask them
what their draw is the Greater Raleigh area. At times I hear it is the proximity to both
the mountains and the ocean or it’s the lower cost of living as compared to their
more northern home state. Most of the time however, it’s due to a new job. It made me wonder, how good is our job market
as compared to others around the country? For starters, Forbes just crunched the employment date from
the Bureau of Labor Statistics from November 2002 through January 2014 to prove
that the Greater Raleigh area is in fact a job growth area. The Raleigh-Cary
area was listed as the 4th strongest projected job growth area in
the 2014. In 2013, we had a job growth of 3.9%. This was just slightly lower than
the 1st place city, San Jose- Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, who
had a 4.3% projected growth. Want more proof? Forbes listed Raleigh as one of the 10 up and
coming cities for Entrepreneurs and NerdWallet ranked Raleigh as the eighth
best city in the US for women entrepreneurs. They also ranked us the 6th
best US City for job seekers. If you
want to feel even better about the job market in the Raleigh area, this past
January Inc.com found Raleigh to be among America’s most friendly environments
for small businesses.
These are all just a few more reasons to love our area and
be proud of all that it has to offer.
Congratulations Greater Raleigh area residents, you live in one heck of
Author:Johnathan Stroud Phone: 919-443-0200 Dated: April 29th 2014 Views: 12,874 About Johnathan: Johnathan is a native of North Carolina and currently lives in North Raleigh. His ambitious and goal...
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When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American, forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972, led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding of the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move.
When Peter is not helping one of his clients, he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the local Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake County with his Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy, or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime, however, is spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Cole (12) and Camden (9 going on 20!).
Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you.
I have been helping buyers in the Raleigh Real Estate market for over
"We enjoyed every aspect of working with Jennifer. She was welcoming, extremely knowledgeable about the area and was always kind and professional. We would highly recommend her to anyone in need of real estate services. Kurt & Kathi McCorkle"