Chicago has evolved into a professional and financial services-oriented economy and is recognized as a global financial center and the financial capital of the Midwest. It is home to the corporate headquarters of 57 Fortune 100 companies.
Houston is the second fastest growing city in the U.S. according to the Census Bureau. The market has diversified away from energy-related sectors in the past decade, improving the region’s economic stability.
With an estimated population of more than 12.4 million people, the Los Angeles metropolitan region ranks as the second largest metro economy in the United States. Trade, tourism and media-related industries, as well as the information services industry and the growing technology sector, are clustered in Los Angeles and vital to the regional and national economy.
With a 2020 population of 1.7 million, Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona and the 5th largest city in the U.S. Phoenix is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 17.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1.4 million in 2010. Housing and trade have become major pillars in Phoenix’s economy.