While the national economy continues to have problems, one city here in the east is standing firm-- even deemed the top recession proof place in the country.
The numbers tell the story: 7.5 percent increase in employment in two years and personal income up 21 and-a-half percent in the same time. It's all happening in Jacksonville and all thanks to the military.
These numbers are all from a recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The website the daily beast used them to compile it's list of recession proof cities and put Jacksonville at the top.
Ft. Hood, Texas and Fayetteville NC were numbers two and three on the list.