I recently relocated to Kansas City from Arizona due to my S.O. getting a new job here. I left my first job out of college after being there for 3 years. I liked the job, but the pay was horrible, even after 3 years. After coming here, the market for my profession was pretty bleak. Luckily, I was able to freelance for a while until a recruiter saw my website and portfolio...a twist of fate now has me working my dream job in a city that I love for more money than I know what to do with. Sometimes adversity is just a blessing in disguise. Keep your head up and stay scrappy...good things will come your way.
Good luck, brotha.