City gets “Top Ten” nod from Forbes

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Forbes.com has ranked the Colorado Springs #10 on its top 10 “Best Place for Business and Careers” list, out of the country’s 200 largest metropolitan areas.

The city ranked 25th in the “educational attainment” category, 11th for income growth potential and 28th for job growth projected.

Raleigh, N.C., got first place honors, but Fort Collins was ranked #2. Albuquerque, often compared to Colorado Springs, ranked #11 on the “Best Places” list.

All in all, Colorado was well-represented on the top 20 cities, with Denver ranked 14th and Boulder, 20th.

Forbes.com pointed out that while the economy had lost 651,000 jobs in February and 4.4 million since the recession began in December 2007, “a handful of metro areas have escaped falling employment over the past three months,” and that “there are still some places out there that remain attractive to businesses.”