New Ranking - Best Cities to Do Business, Advance a Career

The votes are in and the list is complete. Forbes Magazine and Milken Institute have joined forces to offer their third annual Best Places Ranking, highlighting the top 200 U.S. cities in which to do business or advance a career.

The rankings measure salary growth, high tech output growth, and job growth. This year's ranking included a new category, job momentum, which tracked how cities dealt with the slowing economy.

After all criteria are measured, the top ten cities in the survey, followed by their rank from last year are:

  1. San Diego, CA - 8
  2. Santa Rosa, CA - 6
  3. Las Vegas, NV - 14
  4. Ventura, CA - 18
  5. McAllen, TX - 25
  6. Boise, ID - 7
  7. San Luis Obispo, CA - 21
  8. Oakland, CA - 10
  9. Brownsville, TX - 59
  10. Orange County, CA - 12

Last year's first place city, San Jose, CA, fell to 61 in this year's ranking, due primarily to a decline in Internet business. San Francisco also experienced a steep fall, from third place last year to 54 this year.

You can view the entire results of the 2002 survey.

You may like these other stories...

Event Date: May 15, 2014, 1 pm ETThis presentation will review basic concepts of the FRF for SMEs and discuss the presentation of a statement of financial position. This webcast will focus on accounting policies for certain...
Event Date: May 14, 2014, 2 pm ETSave your relationship in those few situations where your performance falls far from perfect. It’s easy to want to brush service failures under the rug, hope no one notices and assume...
London Stock Exchange switches auditing to EYThe London Stock Exchange will drop PwC as its auditor and replace it with EY after completion of the audit for the year ending March 2014, Harriet Agnew of the Financial Times...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Apr 24
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces you to a powerful but underutilized macro feature in Excel.
Apr 25
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations' revenues. It will include discussions of revenue recognition for cash and non-cash contributions as well as other revenues commonly received by non-profit organizations.
Apr 30
During the second session of a four-part series on Individual Leadership, the focus will be on time management- a critical success factor for effective leadership. Each person has 24 hours of time to spend each day; the key is making wise investments and knowing what investments yield the greatest return.
May 1
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations’ expenses. It will include discussions of functional expense categories, accounting for functional expenses and allocations of joint costs.