(Black Enterprise) — As the job market becomes more and more competitive, qualified professionals are realizing the importance of location flexibility. This is particularly true if your current city has few opportunities in your field or a dense population of professionals with your expertise. It’s all about supply and demand. A nurse in a city with only two hospitals stands a better chance of career advancement if they move to a city with 10 hospitals. Similarly, a highly industrialized area is always in high demand for experienced and qualified engineers and architects. The desire to relocate is shared by many of today’s professionals. Studies find that 59% of employees are willing to relocate for a new job in another city and 44% prefer relocating to another state. While there are many reasons why employees choose to move for a new job, the declining state of our economy seems to be the most significant reason for relocation.