Greenville Rankings

Business Climate
  • Greenville ranked #2 best city in America to start a business - Xome 2016
  • Greenville listed as Top 10 Small Cities Where Business is Thriving - Nerdwallet and Entrepreneur study 2016
  • #1 Micro City of the Future, #1 City for Economic Potential, #2 City for Business Friendliness - fDi's American Cities of the Future 2015/16
  • Best Cities for Jobs  – Manpower Survey as reported in Forbes Magazine 2013 
  • South Carolina’s workforce ranked #6 in the nation and 14th best for “cost of doing business” -CNBC’s 2011 Top States for Business
  • South Carolina is # 9 in the rankings of Pro-Business States  -Pollina Corporate Real Estate 2011
  • South Carolina ranked 11th most entrepreneur-friendly state in the Nation -Small Business and Entrepreneurial Council 2011
  • Greenville/Spartanburg area ranked #1 for Emerging Logistics / Distribution Growth Centers. -Business Facilities 2011                                                            
  • Greenville ranked in “30 Best Cities for Jobs” -Manpower Economic Outlook Survey 2011
Cost of Living
  • Affordable Quality of Life – 90.3 -ACCRA, Annual Average for 2010
  • Top 10 Most Affordable Cities for 2010 (City of Greenville) -Relocate America
Education
  • 9 Greenville County Public High Schools plus the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities in Top 6% Nationally - Newsweek Magazine 2013-2014
  • Clemson ranked as 20th Best National Public University -US News & World Report 2015                            
Quality of Life
  • Downtown Greenville Chosen As A 'Top 10 Transformed Neighborhood' -Forbes, July 2013
  • Greenville, SC "The Next Big Food City of the South?" –Esquire Magazine 2013
  • The 25 Best US Small Cities to Spend the Weekend - Thrillist 2016
  • 16 Under-the-Radar Southern Food Destinations - Zagat 2016
  • Top 10 Best Places to Live - Men's Journal 2016
  • #35 Best Place to Live - U.S. News & World Report 2016
  • Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family - MarketWatch 2016
  • Top 10 Cycling Cities in the United States - Global Cycling Network
  • TD Saturday Market: The South's Best Farmers' Markets - Southern Living 2015
  • Caesars Head State Park: SC's #1 Hidden Gem to Visit - USA Today Travel 2015
  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail: #3 Best Urban Trail - 10 Best/USA Today 2015
  • 7 Surprising Walkable Cities - Rejuvenate 2015
  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail: #1 America's Best Urban Bike Paths - Fodor's Travel 2015
  • Artisphere: #3 Best Art Festival - 10Best/USA Today 2015

 

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