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4. Sammamish, Wash. (Suburb of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue / King County)
Growth in Employed Persons: 3.5 percent
Average Commute Time: 30 minutes

Sammamish, Wash., features a highly-dedicated workforce of employers in the technology and aerospace sectors. As a young city (the town was incorporated in 1999), there are several upscale residential communities, in addition to a local symphony orchestra, three private golf courses and a public beach within five miles.

5. Mercer Island, Wash. (Suburb of Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue / King County)
Growth in Employed Persons: 3.5 percent
Average Commute Time: 20 minutes

Mercer Island, Wash., holds the title of most populated island on a lake within the United States, and is the 50th largest city in the State of Washington. Being connected to Seattle by the second longest floating bridge in the world, this suburb emphasizes its jobs in professional services, which makes up the leading industry found within Mercer Island, followed by sectors of finance, retail and education.

6. Riverton, Utah (Suburb of Salt Lake City / Salt Lake County)
Growth in Employed Persons: 2.9 percent
Average Commute Time: 25 minutes

Once a rural farming town with cattle ranges, Riverton, Utah has transformed with the rise in big-box national retailers, financial institutions and chain restaurants. Previously serving as the headquarters for Intel, this suburb has now become a home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, one of the newest major employers in Riverton, Utah that recently moved its IT jobs from nearby Salt Lake City and Provo. Other regional companies based here include Micron Technology, Inc., Xango and Cabela’s.

7. Brentwood, Tenn. (Suburb of Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin / Williamson County)
Growth in Employed Persons: 2.2 percent
Average Commute Time: 25 minutes

Brentwood, Tenn. is home to some famous athletes and musicians, and features the highest per capita income in the State of Tennessee, with Williamson County being the 17th wealthiest county in the United States. Many locals work for the surrounding national and regional corporate headquarters or offices, such as Nissan North America, Comdata, Tractor Supply Company and 13 of the largest 25 publicly-traded companies in the Nashville region.

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