Forbes Recognizes Eau Claire as One of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers
Posted: August 23, 2012
EAU CLAIRE, WI - Forbes recently released its annual Best Places for Business and Careers, naming Eau Claire 66th out of 184 "Small Places" with a population under 250,000.
The study used 12 metrics relating job growth, costs, incomes growth in the last five years, educational attainment, and projected economic growth through 2014. Forbes also considered quality of life including crime rate, cultural and recreational opportunities, and net migration patterns. Nearby college rankings were also factored in, but most weighting was given to business costs and educational attainment.
In the "Small Place" category, Eau Claire ranked 101st in Cost of Business, 93rd in Job Growth, and 48th in Education.