analyzing employers and industries

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What resources do you guys use to research/analyze the largest employers and industries in a particular town?

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Unless the town is really small, (less than 50,000) people or an employer is a very large percentage of employment you are overthinking this.  I wouldn't invest in towns with a single large employer anyway.

Originally posted by @Jason Ma:

What resources do you guys use to research/analyze the largest employers and industries in a particular town?

Google the name of the city and look at its Wikipedia page, the local chamber of commerce page, and whatever else comes back.

Once I decided to retire in Florida, I then had to decide where in Florida. Some TV and radio stations stream their local news over the web. I got a feel for what life might be like based on the stories that made the local news. 

Originally posted by @Account Closed :
Originally posted by @Jason Ma:

What resources do you guys use to research/analyze the largest employers and industries in a particular town?

Google the name of the city and look at its Wikipedia page, the local chamber of commerce page, and whatever else comes back.

Once I decided to retire in Florida, I then had to decide where in Florida. Some TV and radio stations stream their local news over the web. I got a feel for what life might be like based on the stories that made the local news. 

 thank you

Originally posted by @Aaron K. :

Unless the town is really small, (less than 50,000) people or an employer is a very large percentage of employment you are overthinking this.  I wouldn't invest in towns with a single large employer anyway.

 True! But what I am looking for is an economic anchor in the area

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