Tap in to Burgeoning Growth

Early this month, the Milken Institute released its study of the best-performing U.S. cities and metropolitan areas. The study ranks cities on things like job growth, wage growth, technology output and local gross domestic product growth for the year -- and the information certainly offers some real value for investors. Strong economic growth in a particular city leads to population growth, as well as an increase in city and local tax revenue.

In addition, property values stabilize and begin to recover much quickly in parts of the country with strong economic performance. Builders with a strong presence will do better than their peers around the country. Infrastructure contractors will see an uptick in contract awards, and their top and bottom lines will rise faster than at many national companies. Finally, real estate investment trusts with a solid presence in strong market will see higher occupancy rates and lease rates. An astute investor, therefore, can use the information in the report to find all sorts of investable opportunities....633 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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