With the importance of skilled trades top of mind among workforce issues, a new study finds our own River City at the top of the list for carpentry. According to AdvisorSmith, a leading business insurance advisor, Peoria was the No. 1 medium-sized city for carpenters—based on income, cost of living and available jobs—and ranked seventh among all 395 U.S. cities in the study.
Overall, cities in Illinois dominated the rankings, taking five of the top 10 slots. Check out the complete report at advisorsmith.com/data/best-cities-for-carpenters. PM