Forbes does its take on places to flourish.

Today, being able to “get by” financially is enough for most people. But others are looking for more. They’re looking for a big break. Houston, recognized for its dynamic business environment, might be able to provide that. With high wages relative to cost of living and a fairly low unemployment rate of 6.3%, considering the financial turmoil over the last year, these factors make it the best city to get ahead. – From Forbes