Raleigh has ranked fourth on Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities. Forbes called Raleigh “the boomtown” and cited the growing presence of major corporations and numerous colleges and universities as factors generating Raleigh’s growth. Forbes used data from Moody’s Analytics to compile the rankings from factors such as population growth, job growth, the rate of gross metro product or economic growth, federal unemployment rates, and median income. Raleigh trailed behind only three other cities: Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Visit WRAL.com to read more.