Business publication Forbes has named Lexington as the ninth Best Place for Business and Careers among the nation's 200 largest cities. The cities were ranked by factors including business and living costs, past and future job growth, and income growth. The rankings also took into account quality of life issues like crime and cultural opportunities.
The top-ranked city was Des Moines, Iowa. Others preceding Lexington were Provo, Utah; Raleigh, N.C.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Denver, Colo.; Omaha, Neb.; and Huntsville, Ala. Rounding out the top 10 was Austin, Texas. Regional cities of interest in the top 100 were Columbus, Ohio (24); Nashville, Tenn. (31); Indianapolis (47), Knoxville, Tenn. (56); Louisville (68) and Cincinnati (80).