Huntsville City in the top 20s Healthiest Markets

In 2011, ranked Huntsville, AL #4 out of the top 20 cities of the Healthiest Markets, with a Market Health Indicator of 80.3.

A strong military presence here contributes to an unemployment rate of roughly 7%, well below the national average. Nicknamed “Rocket City,” Huntsville is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center. Many of the region’s private employers are engaged in the aerospace and defense industries.

The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) caused a big population influx and kept income trends steady. The stimulus will be felt again this year….”  READ MORE at by Boyce Thompson