Austin Ranked 6th in Kiplinger’s Top 10 List

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 3:59pm.

According to an article in the Austin Business Journal, Austin was ranked among the top 10 cities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The cities included on the list were ranked according to the strength of their economies, the cost of living in the area, the job availability, and the number of activities for residents to enjoy.  By looking at all of these factors, the company chose the best places for people to work, live, and play.

Within the top 10 list, Austin was ranked number six.  The top five cities, in order, were Houston (Texas), Raleigh (North Carolina), Omaha (Nebraska), Boise (Idaho), and Colorado Springs (Colorado).

In order to develop the list, Kiplinger paired up with the research director of the think tank called Martin Prosperity Institute, Kevin Stolarick.

“One key to a bright future is a healthy shot of people in the creative class,” said Stolarick.  “People in creative fields – scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists, and entertainers – are catalysts of viability and livability in a city.”

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