Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen: Forbes rates Lexington fourth-best city for business

Soon after Men's Health magazine made Lexington an international laughingstock by naming it America's most sedentary city, Forbes magazine has given the local business community something to brag about.

Lexington's No. 4 ranking in Forbes' annual Best Places for Business list is up from No. 9 last year. Louisville is ranked No. 14.

Forbes ranked Lexington better than all of the cities where Commerce Lexington's annual Leadership Visit has gone in recent years:

■ Austin, Texas — 7

■ Oklahoma City, Okla. — 28

■ Boulder, Colo. — 44

■ Greenville, S.C. — 60

■ Madison, Wis. — 63

■ Pittsburgh — 69

Forbes said it arrived at its rankings by weighing such things as job and income growth, costs, quality of life and educational attainment. Read more about it at

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