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July 13, 2016
by Shayla Concannon

Forbes: Cincy is best city for college grads

Not surprising to hear that Forbes rates Cincinnati as one of the top up and coming areas for recent college grads to put down roots.  Another reason to be proud of our city!



Source: Forbes

The biggest questions college graduates face once they take that final step across the stage are ‘what’s next and where to?”

Turns out the best option isn’t New York City, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. Forbes says the best place to go after graduation is Southwest Ohio.

Forbes recently named the Cincinnati-Middletown area of the Tristate as the top up-and-coming city for recent college graduates.

Cincinnati offers young professionals the secret to success in the real world: strong job opportunities and manageable living costs, according to Forbes.

Job search site ZipRecruiter identified cities gaining traction based on low median rents, low competition and a high percentage of open jobs for candidates with a college degree. It also assessed the concentration of residents ages 21 to 24 and entertainment.

Cincinnati proved to be the top destination.

ZipRecruiter found retail, insurance, and customer service to be the top three industries, with jobs like event specialist and bank teller available at the entry level in the area.

The cost of living also added to Cincinnati’s high ranking. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $698 per month, which ZipRecruiter called “very affordable living.”

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