Cleveland ranks fifth in new resident achieve throughout the pandemic, in response to LinkedIn

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CLEVELAND – According to a study by LinkedIn, the professional networking website, the Cleveland area saw one of the largest increases in net newcomers in the country during the pandemic.

The study looked at members who changed their location on their LinkedIn profile between April 2020 and February 2021 and calculated an inflow-outflow ratio for 38 major US metropolitan areas.

Cleveland ranked fifth with a 6% growth in members who named the city as their location. The four cities that did better: Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Richmond, and Sacramento.

Ashley Basile Oeken, the President of Engage! Clevelandwas thrilled with the news. Her organization launched a campaign in the middle of the pandemic last year to attract young professionals to Cleveland and promote their affordability, cultural attractions and accessible public spaces.

“We couldn’t be more excited that Cleveland is seeing a rapid influx of talent as young professionals choose our community as their preferred place to live and work,” she said in a press release.

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George Anders, the wrote about the study for LinkedInfound that the fastest growing cities shared some common characteristics: manageable house prices, general affordability, and great geographic location. “This sense of space became an enormous asset in 2020, making it possible to travel despite all the health restrictions caused by the pandemic,” he writes.

Not unexpectedly, he notes, several cities in the sun belt made the top winners list, including Jacksonville, Tampa (No. 6) and Miami-Fort Lauderdale (No. 9).

Perhaps more surprising, several Midwestern cities were also on the list, including Cleveland, Milwaukee (# 7), and Kansas City (# 8).

Anders writes: “Some core cities like Cleveland, Milwaukee and Kansas City are not yet migration magnets, but moving people in and out of these cities was much cheaper last year than in previous years.”

The biggest net losers among residents according to LinkedIn: Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

Biggest increases in net arrivals

Salt Lake City, up 12.3%

Jacksonville, up 10.8%

Richmond, up 6.1%

Sacramento, up 6.1%

Cleveland, up 6%

Tampa, up 5.7%

Milwaukee, up 5.1%

Kansas City, up 4.8%

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, up 4.3%

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, plus 4%

Source: LinkedIn

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