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Knoxville makes Top 100 small- to mid-sized cities list

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Knoxville is one of the Top 100 most livable small- to mid-sized cities in the country, according to a new survey by Livability.com.
The website ranked towns with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 based on eight categories — economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.
Only two Tennessee cities made the Top 100 — Knoxville, No. 61 and Chattanooga, No. 83.
California dominated the rankings with 27 of the Top 100. Palo Alto topped the list.
Knoxville ranked highest in education, amenities and health care and lowest in demographics and infrastructure.
Here’s what Livability.com said about Knoxville:
“Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers an affordable cost of living and abundance of recreation. Businesses cite the city’s strategic location, and as home to the University of Tennessee and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the area is widely recognized as a center for research and technology. Knoxville ranked on our Top 10 Cities for College Grads list for its diverse business climate and growing downtown.”
It’s hard to imagine there are 60 places better than Knoxville, but at  least were fared better than Chattanooga.
Click here for the full list of Top 100 small- to mid-sized cities.

Bosses, celebs and more on health care reform

Health care reform headlines from around the Web

BusinessWeek: Gross Says Health Care Reform to Raise Liabilities

RedEye, a Chicago Tribune publication: When celebrities Twitter: Thoughts on health care reform, plus some numbers you should know

CNNMoney: What your boss thinks of health care reform

RedOrbit: Health Care Reform To Impact Restaurants

FoxNews.com: Republicans Look to Voters for ‘Final Say’ on Health Care Reform

WashingtonPost.com: Poll: Health-care reform more popular after passage than before

 

Small biz and healthcare reform

Everybody has an opinion on healthcare reform. Here are some links to different takes on what reform means to business.

CNNmoney.com: What health care reform means for your small business

Inc. magazine Web site: What Health Care Reform Means for Your Business

National Federation of Independent Business: Healthcare

BusinessWeek: Experts Talk Health-Care Reform Bill Impact

If you have information on healthcare reform and its impact on business that you would like to share, please post a comment.

 

Investors eye healthcare companies

Investors are paying close attention to healthcare companies today following Sunday’s historic vote on the reform bill.

Barron’s Stocks to Watch blog notes that most health insurers are up in morning trading and offers a roundup of analysts comments about what it all means.

Among East Tennessee companies, shares of Knoxville-based phyisican-staffing company Team Health Holdings Inc., and Chattanooga-based insurance carrier Unum Group were both down slightly in late-morning trading.