By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager
Is everything truly bigger and better in Texas?
Folks elsewhere may disagree, but those of us who call Texas home consider that adage to be self-evident. We’re just honest, right?
That’s why being considered the best place for anything in Texas means you’re pretty special.
In recent years, the Bryan-College Station area has received plenty of national attention for our thriving economy, outstanding schools and overall high quality of life. Having the best university in the country in our front yard doesn’t hurt, either.
Forbes magazine’s latest rankings again place B-CS among Texas’ top small metropolitan areas:
- No. 1, Best Small Places for Business and Careers (No. 21 nationally)
- No. 1, Best Small Places for Education (No. 23 nationally)
- No. 2, Best Small Places for Cost of Business (No. 17 nationally)
- No. 5, Best Small Places for Job Growth (No. 30 nationally)
It’s also interesting to note that no other Central Texas communities rank in the top 10 on any of these lists.
Forbes crunched the numbers on the nation’s 401 metropolitan statistical areas – more than 200 were classified as small places — and rated them on a dozen factors related to employment, business and living costs, income growth, quality of life and the education of the labor force. They used data from Moody’s Analytics, Sperling’s Best Places and the U.S. Census.
Click here to see the rankings for the state’s large metropolitan areas.
To be the best small city in the best state in the country is pretty significant, don’t you think?
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