OK, so my business (or yours) is based in Pittsburgh and not in one of the following Top 10 Metros Poised For Growth (ranked by projected strength of their retail markets) and you want to build your business.  What can you do? How about consider direct/online marketing to prospects in these markets or create licensee, franchisee or satellite offices there? It’s a great time to plan a new sales growth strategy. And, what about Europe – with all the Web has to offer your business, you can compete with the big guys.

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Dallas/Fort Worth
  4. Atlanta
  5. Houston
  6. Philadelphia
  7. Orange County, Calif.
  8. San Diego
  9. Chicago
  10. Portland, Ore.

Source: Grubb & Ellis’ "2008 Global Real Estate Forecast"