In a list released Tuesday, Forbes magazine ranked the Raleigh area second among U.S. cities for young professionals.

Forbes looked at job prospects for white-collar, college-educated workers in compiling the list, which had Des Moines, Iowa, in the top spot. 

The magazine described Raleigh as “college town turned boom town,” noting that the City of Oaks also topped its Best Places for Business and Careers list.

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