GREENVILLE, S.C.—The pandemic is accelerating growth in midsize cities, positioning them to lead the charge in the nation’s economic rebound.
Even before Covid-19, these rising stars—such as Greenville, Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah—had been quietly building out vibrant economies in the shadow of bigger metropolises.
During the pandemic, they have drawn workers and businesses with large and affordable homes, ample access to outdoor space and less congestion.
They also have a mix of high-tech jobs and old-line industries, including manufacturing and finance, that turned out to be more resistant to the downturn.
But the economies in some of these smaller metro areas have staying power.
Provo , Utah —, ”, Mark Vitner, Wells
Wells Fargo & Co
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