Some citizens are increasingly concerned about the prospects for various types of highly disruptive disasters that could theoretically afflict the United States.
What are some examples? Various types of economic meltdowns; natural disasters; nuclear war; or major terrorist attacks.
It turns out that Joel Skousen advocates "Strategic Relocation" to minimize these threats. He has ranked the moderate sized cities in North America based upon the level of risk they represent. It turns out that High Point and Winston-Salem rank 6th best from this standpoint.
Other areas are better; but Skousen explains that many individuals need to remain within the job market, and must therefore work in metropolitan areas. That is why he bothers to rank the moderate-sized cities.