Thursday, July 14, 2011

Forbes Ranks Nashville #6, Knoxville #26, and Clarksville #87 “Best Places For Business and Careers”

Forbes: The Best Places for Business and Careers

Forbes recently issued a list of the Top 100 best cities for businesses and careers, and several Tennessee cities made the list:

6 – Nashville
26 – Knoxville
87 – Clarksville

According to their methodology, they looked at the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States. They considered 12 metrics relating to job growth (both past and projected), costs (business and living), income growth, educational attainment and projected economic growth. They also factored in quality of life elements such as crime rates, cultural and recreational opportunities, and net migration patterns. Finally, they included the number of highly-ranked colleges in an area according to their annual college rankings.