On Tuesday, Livability.com named Northfield the 2nd-best small town in America. In their report, the website highlights Northfield’s amenities, thriving economy, growing population, business expansions, and accelerated income growth.
What the report says:
“Northfield residents have enjoyed higher income growth than most of the nation as this small town's population increased and new businesses settled in. Proximity to several hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic, great schools, an abundance of parks, farmers markets, high community involvement and excellent cultural amenities make Northfield an attractive area to live.”
OTHER RECENT TOP NATIONAL RANKINGS
• 3rd-Best State to Make a Living – Forbes Magazine named Minnesota the 3rd-best state in the nation to make a living in 2014.
• 6th-Best State to do Business – CNBC named Minnesota the 6th-best state in the nation to do business in 2014.
• Twin Cities: Lowest Unemployment Rate– In early July, the U.S. Department of Labor noted that the Twin Cities had the lowest unemployment rate (4%) of any major metropolitan area in the country.
• Best Manufacturing State in the Midwest – Creighton University’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index showed Minnesota is outpacing the entire Midwest region – and much of the rest of the country – in manufacturing. The study considers a state’s exports, domestic sales, and factory hiring.
Governor Dayton laughs will members of the Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary in Rochester on July 18th
Another new study released this week named Rochester the second-happiest city in the country, just behind Charlottesville, Virginia. Rochester was the only northern city in America to make the top 10 list from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University.