Roy Gilbert

Workers Are Fleeing Big Cities for Smaller Ones—and Taking Their Jobs With Them

Ms. Swift joined a group of workers fueling a renaissance in U.S. cities that lie outside the major job hubs. People who do their jobs from home, freelance or constantly travel for work are migrating away from expensive urban centers such as Los Angeles and San Francisco toward cheaper cities including Boise; Denver; Austin, Texas; and Portland, Ore., according to economists and local residents. That has brought a boom to these cities, and while the ultimate effects aren’t yet clear, the development comes with […]

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