Contract up? Need a change? The ‘Smile States’ are where it’s at!

Mike McNamara

smiley-svgMy son was graduating from Mizzou and he began to explore companies and opportunities.  He was looking for advice from Dad and came to me looking for some direction on where/how to find the right role, company and location.  Well, the role and company discussion was too long to print here but the location question was easily answered.

Kinda goes like this……..

“Dad, where should I look for a job out of school?”

“Son, you need to find a company with a strong presence in the ‘Smile States’ and be prepared to move there.”

“What? What’s a ‘Smile State?’

“Simple son, the ‘Smile States’ are the states that have the fastest growth. The fastest growth in revenue, corporate tax base, population, etc…”

“Gotta it Dad, but why are they called the ‘Smile States’?”

“Alex, easiest question you asked all day…print a map of the U.S., then grab a Sharpie and com’on…

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