by Amy Gretenstein
I know I am always using this site to brag about Raleigh and the Triangle area, but I can’t help it. When you’re awesome, you’re awesome.
And Raleigh is awesome.
Forbes.com just ranked Raleigh as the third “Best Place for Business and Careers.”
Provo, Utah (home of Brigham Young University) came in second and Des Moines, Iowa (which is home of my best friend Diana and several major corporations like Principal Financial Group and Meredith Corporation) came in first.
The cities were ranked according to metro area population size, education attainment, projected job growth and cost of doing business. Raleigh's neighbor Durham did well in this survey under these categories too, finishing at number 23.
Also in the top 100 are fellow North Carolina cities Charlotte (at number 17), Winston-Salem (at 51) and Greensboro (at 90).
In comparison, some of the United States' more iconic “career” cities fared poorly. New York City hit the list at number 99, Los Angeles at number 120 and Miami rounded out the bottom tier at 152.
I know this makes me feel good about my decision to move here and continue to advance my career. What do you think?