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Greenville #4 in Nation on Growing Cities List

Post Date:09/30/2014 5:39 AM

Greenville, North Carolina’s continued rise on “best of” lists continues.WalletHub.com has ranked Greenville Fourth overall in the nation in growth.

“Greenville has obtained such a good ranking because it has registered one of the highest increases in the working age population,” said WalletHub.com Communications Manager Raz Daraban. “It’s also one of the cities that has registered a high job growth and median household income.”

WalletHub.com analyzed socio-economic data from the past five years from more than 500 cities of all sizes to come up with its list. Among the items studied: population growth, educational attainment growth, unemployment rate decrease, poverty rate decrease, and job growth.

Daniel Shoag, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, said, “Job opportunities are important, but so are reasonable housing costs. Growing cities are places that find a way to offer people both.”

Recently, Greenville has also made it on the Milken Institute’s “Best Performing Cities” list, Financial Times’ Top 10 Micro City on their “American Cities of the Future” listing, and near the top of the “Best Cities for Job Growth” list from Newgeography.com.

“Many people around the country are learning what we have known all along,” said Economic Development Officer Carl Rees, “which is that the Greenville area is a great place to live, work, and run a business. Although these are great accolades, we still have much work to do in order for Greenville to achieve its goal of growing into one of the top university and medical marketplaces in the United States.”

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