UPDATE: Knoxville Chamber president’s comments added.
Metropolitan Knoxville dropped to No. 56 on Forbes’ 2010 list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.
That’s down from No. 43 on the 2009 list and a high-riding No. 10 in 2008.
Plummeting 46 spots in two years, that’s the bad news. The good news is that Knoxville still ranks higher than 144 of the 200 largest metros in the country.
It’s all relative.