Forbes ranking lists Springfield in top 25

Jul 16, 2003


Springfield recently appeared in the top 25 of major metro areas in the United States for its low cost of doing business, a key factor in retaining and attracting business.

Garnering a rank of 21st, Springfield rated ahead of Missouri's two other  large metro areas in a Forbes Magazine’s “Best Places in the U.S.” Springfield was the smallest metropolitan area in the top 25. The chart below depicts how Springfield compares with its peer cities as well as Kansas City and St. Louis.

Metropolitan Area

Rank

Lexington

4

Mobile

10

Springfield

21

Little Rock

24

Chattanooga

28

Wichita

31

Knoxville

34

Memphis

41

Colorado Springs

43

Kansas City

60

St. Louis

68

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