Livability.com based its calculations on factors like retail vacancies and income growth.
The Tennesse-based website said it looked for cities showing signs of improvement through declining office and retail vacancy rates, growing populations, income growth, unemployment rates and other indicators. The analysis did not evaluate crime statistics.
“By the city’s calculations, more than 20 new businesses have opened in the downtown area since 2012 while developers invested more than $200 million in construction projects,” the magazine said.
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