Boom towns vs. worst towns
There's an interesting perspective on the America's 20 Hottest Job Markets I mentioned a few days ago psoted on the Fast Company blog. Heath Row, the writer of the story lined up the Business 2.0 Hot Job Markets against Inc's worst metro areas. While the cities don't line up exactly with each other, some of the general community areas do. I'll be interested to read what Heath comes up with as he delves into the subject further.
Just my $0.02 on the subject -- the Business 2.0 article does not specifically say that it is rating the best places to live, it simply is rating the places that are the best at keeping knowledge (read "creative") workers. It doesn't mean that the workers are living in those actual metro areas that match up with Inc's list. In fact, perhaps that's why you have to roll up to the community level rather than getting dead-on matches at the city level between both lists.