It never hurts to get yet another reminder that we live in a region known for its strong economy.
Durham and Raleigh both make a new list of "20 Cities Surviving the Recession," compiled by MainStreet and Yahoo Finance. The list points to metropolitan areas "where the recession is ending -- and you might be able to find a job."
Durham gets a nod for its pharmaceutical, higher education and research industries and stabilizing home prices. Raleigh's base of strong business and higher education communities gives the city "a strong foundation for recovery moving forward."
The Triangle routinely makes such "best of" lists, especially for business and careers, so it's easy to become jaded. But those types of lists help to attract more jobseekers and businesses to this region, which, in turn, bolsters the local economy.
Others on the latest list include Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; Boston; San Francisco; and Salt Lake City. Raleigh and Durham are the only North Carolina cities on the list.
Read the full list online here.