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  • Sioux Falls, S.D.

    The economic slowdown landed in Sioux Falls later and more gently than in other U.S. cities, so a recovery should occur sooner.

  • Albany, N.Y.

    Although the economy of the Empire State's capital city was already stalled when the recession hit, Albany is poised for a recovery.

  • Cheyenne, Wyo.

    Steady government work at all levels has fostered a relatively stable economy in Cheyenne, Wyo., the northern anchor of the Front Range Urban Corridor.

  • Newark, N.J.

    Thanks to efforts by Newark leaders, the Garden State's largest city is undergoing an urban renewal, though it has been slowed by the recession.

  • Puerto Rico

    Commercial development in Puerto Rico has stalled for now, but the Caribbean island is repositioning itself as a hub for healthcare-related R&D.