15 Government-Heavy (and Recession-Resistant) Cities

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Cambridge, Mass.

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JEFFREY MACMILLAN FOR USN&WR

Cambridge is known for famous institutions of higher learning like Harvard and MIT. While private, these universities draw substantial public investment into the city in the form of research dollars. Jobs come with that public-sector interest. In 2008, the federal government was the ninth-largest employer in Cambridge.

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