Forbes ranks Raleigh No. 1

March 18, 2008 9:00:00 PM PDT
The new issue of Forbes ranks the 200 best places for business and careers in the country.

This year, Raleigh is number one for the second year in a row due in part to our strong job growth.

2008 Top Ten Places for Business and Careers

  • 1. Raleigh, North Carolina (#1, 2007)
  • 2. Boise, Idaho (#3, 2007)
  • 3. Fort Collins, Colorado (#28, 2007)
  • 4. Des Moines, Iowa (#4, 2007)
  • 5. Lexington, Kentucky (#30, 2007)
  • 6. Atlanta, Georgia (#25, 2007)
  • 7. Richmond, Virginia (#14, 2007)
  • 8. Olympia, Washington (#10, 2007)
  • 9. Spokane, Washington (#20, 2007)
  • 10. Knoxville, Tennessee (#5, 2007)

The findings offer a wide range of choices for the best places to launch a new business, consider for relocation, best markets for buying foreclosed homes and much more.

For details on the full rankings, visit Forbes' Web site.


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