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Forget New York — millennials are flocking to these 11 US cities in droves
New Orleans Voted #4 Best City in the USA
For the eighth year in a row, the readers of Travel + Leisure have named New Orleans a Top 10 City in America. For 2017, New Orleans was voted #4.
Says T+L: “New Orleans may be our country’s reigning capital when it comes to celebrating. Beyond Mardi Gras, there’s the French Quarter Festivals, Jazz Fest, New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, and Tales of the Cocktail, a celebration of craft mixology. It also has some of the most inventive chefs in the country right now — including Zachary Engel, the chef de cuisine at Israeli restaurant Shaya. Engel was recently named Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. ‘If you don’t like to eat, dance, or listen to the best homegrown music in America, well then, I guess New Orleans isn’t for you,’ said one reader.”
You can read more about America’s Best Cities here.
NOLA #5 City Where “Entrepreneurship is Booming”
Entrepreneur magazine, in an article entitled “8 Cities Whose Entrepreneurship Communities Are Booming,” names New Orleans as #5.
Starting with “There are amazing startup communities outside of the bay area. Here are some of the best.” Entrepreneur says of New Orleans: “As the home to Collision, one of entrepreneurship’s hottest conferences, as well as a slew of other Fortune 500 and startup companies alike, New Orleans has carved an incredible foundation for startups to thrive. Plus, do I need to mention the rich culture?”
You can read the entire article here.
Greater New Orleans #5 in USA for Millennial In-migration
According to Time magazine, Greater New Orleans ranks #5 in the USA for in-migration of millennials. From 2010-2015, the New Orleans MSA saw a 8.5% increase in its 25-34 year-old population.
In the article “The 25 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving,” Time writes that “Millennials are moving to America’s cities — and not just the biggest ones. While places like New York City and Los Angeles remain millennial magnets, research from the Urban Land Institute shows that smaller cities are actually seeing the most relative growth in their population of 25-to-34-year-olds.
The top 10 regions where millennials are moving are:
1. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC — 16.4%
2. Richmond, VA — 14.9%
3. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA — 11.7%
4. Memphis, TN — 9.5%
5. New Orleans, LA — 8.5%
6. Austin, TX — 6.6%
7. Pittsburgh, PA — 6.6%
8. Baltimore, MD — 6.5%
9. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH — 6.5%
10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL — 6.4%
You can read more here.
Louisiana Ranks #1 for Construction Environment in the USA
Louisiana has the #1 construction environment in the nation, according to a new scorecard called “Building America,” provided by Associated Builders and Contractors. States were ranked on seven criteria: Job Growth; CTE education; Workforce Development; Public-Private-Partnerships; Right-to-Work; PLAs; and Prevailing Wage.
The Top Ten Construction Environments in the USA are:
3. North Carolina
6. South Carolina
7. North Dakota
Louisiana Ranked #7 For Business
Economic Development journal Site Selection has named Louisiana to its Top 10 list of Best States for Business for the seventh year in a row, ranking the state No. 7 in the magazine’s 2016 Top U.S. Business Climates report. Site Selection bases its business climate ranking on a variety of factors: half of the score results from a survey of corporate site selectors who are asked to rank the states based on their recent experience of locating facilities in them. The other 50 percent is based on an index that includes total new projects year-to-date, both overall and per capita; state tax burdens on new and established companies; and performance in Site Selection’s annual Prosperity Cup ¬¬– formerly Top Competitive States – ranking.
The Top 10 States for Business
2. North Carolina
7. Louisiana and South Carolina (tie)
You can read the entire 2016 Top U.S. Business Climates report here.