The City of Peoria is looking for a few good developers to redevelop our historic core.

Sep 26, 2011

Awards


  • Peoria has been awarded the All-America City Award three times (1953, 1966, and 1989).
  • In 2007, Forbes ranked Peoria #47 out of the largest 150 metropolitan areas in its annual "Best Places for Business and Careers." Peoria was evaluated on the cost of doing business, cost of living, entertainment opportunities, and income growth.[44]
  • In 2005, Sperling and Sanders Best Places to Live Rankings among 331 metropolitan areas placed Peoria #51, citing "low cost of living, low cost of housing, and attractive residential areas" as the main pros to the area.[citation needed][45]
  • Peoria was ranked a 5 Star Logistics City by Expansion Management Magazine in 2007[46]
  • Peoria consistently ranks in the Top 10 Best Mannered Cities in America as compiled by etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart.[47]
  • Peoria was ranked as one of the "50 Next Great Adventure Towns" in the US in the September 2008 issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine. This was mainly based on the extensive mountain biking trails in and around the city and the live entertainment options found on the RiverFront.[48]
  • In 2009, Peoria was ranked 16th best city with a population of 100,000–200,000 ("Mighty Micros") in the U.S. Next Cities List. The list was compiled by Next Generation Consulting, a firm which studies and consults on hiring trends and workplace issues nationwide, and the indexes used were divided into earning, learning, vitality, around town, after hours, cost of lifestyle and social capital. Top Mighty Micro was Fort Collins, Colorado; the other Mighty Micro in Illinois was Springfield at #5.[49]
  • In 2009, Peoria was ranked #5 best mid sized city to launch a small business by CNN Money and Fortune Small Business.[50]
  • Milken Institute released its Best Performing Metropolitan Areas listing for 2008 and the Peoria Area ranked #33 among the top 200 largest metropolitan areas in the country. It was the highest ranking area in Illinois with Chicago coming in next at #148.[51]


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peoria may rank well in the polls but it seems like all the new business voted for E. Peoria with their dollars, Bass Pro Shop being the latest.

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