Top 5 U.S. cities luring service jobs back home

Large companies like Verizon (VZ) are involved in a growing trend to bring at least some portion of their global business services back to the U.S. The reason: American cities are becoming lower-cost places to do business, at least for certain types of services. These are among the findings of a new report from strategy and operations consultancy Hackett Group, which ranked American cities according to their attractiveness to companies.

Here are the top five domestic locations:

  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan