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Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

Currin Berdine, Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | GovCentral

#19. Kansas City, MO

Population: 450,375


Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list of the best cities for jobs: 25


Average Commute Time: 20.7 minutes 


Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 164


Unemployment Rate: 8.4

Jobs Listed on USA Jobs: 536

Stimulus funds for State: $2.171 billion

Stimulus funds for County: $180 million

State recovery site: http://transform.mo.gov/
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Kansas City houses the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies and several more Fortune 1000 corporations, providing a richly diverse economy with significant trade and transportation sectors, government programs and business services. Its cost of living has consistently been at or below the national average, boosting its rating on our list. Not only that, Forbes.com claims “there’s a ‘zone of sanity’ across the middle of the country, including the region around Kansas City, Mo., that largely avoided the real estate bubble and the subsequent foreclosure crisis.”

Bonus fun fact: The city is well known for its contributions to jazz music as well as the blues.

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