Austin TX Ranks High For Just About Everything

    Rarely does a week go by without Austin being listed at or near the top of a “best of” list.

    Here are some highlights:

    • The biggie people still like to talk about came from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in May 2010, which tagged Austin as the No. 1 best city to live in for the next 10 years.
    • Just last week, Austin placed third in a “Youngest Cities” ranking, which was based on how youthful residents feel, not their actual age.
    • Austin is the second-best place to find a job right now, according to number crunchers at Ajilon Professional Staffing.
    • In November, Austin was deemed to have the second-strongest job market in the country by the Milken Institute (behind only Killeen, Texas).
    • That backs up another list in July 2010 that put Austin among the top job-generating cities.
    • A CNN/Money study last year labeled Austin as recession-proof.
    • Austin was chosen as one of the eight best places to live and work in the U.S. by Business Review USA.
    • Austin was picked as the nation’s most progressive and proactive entrepreneurial center in a July article from Entrepreneur.com.
    • We have some of the cleanest air in the country, according to another list.
    • While we’re not really an industrial town, Austin is still one of the country’s top cities for manufacturing jobs, according to Manufacturers’ News Inc.
    • Austin is also one of the safest cities of its size, another study said.
    • Late last year, Austin residents were ranked the 7th brainiest in the U.S. by Daily Beast.
    http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/big-picture/2011/04/austin-ranks-high-for-well-just.html

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