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Forbes names Springfield top city for business, careers

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Springfield was named in the Top 100 on Forbes' recent list titled "The Best Places for Business and Careers."

Springfield was ranked No. 67 on the list, which also played host to two other Missouri cities: St. Louis, No. 23, and Kansas City, No. 55.

Cities were ranked based on cost of business, job growth, education and other factors.

The Queen City ranked No. 12 in the cost of doing business category.

Forbes noted a median household income of $38,722, a median home price of $110,100, a cost of living rate that is 8.9 percent below the national average and an average commute time of 21 minutes.

Springfield took the No. 46 rank in the job growth category, with a job growth rate of -0.2 percent, a projected annual job growth rate of 1 percent and 9.6 percent of the work force engaged in high-tech employment.

The city was ranked No. 136 in education. The study pointed to a high school attainment rate of 87.8 percent and a college attainment rate of 24.6 percent. It also stated that 8.1 percent of college students received graduate degrees.[[In-content Ad]]


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