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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.

Report: Knoxville ranks high for growth potential

 

Knoxville’s business recruitment campaign received a boost today with release of Business Facilities magazine’s 2012 met

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ro ranking report.

Knoxville was ranked No. 8 among the fastest growing cities and No. 10 for Economic Growth Potential.

Business Facilities is a trade publication that targets site selection consultants and executives looking for the best places to grow their companies.

 

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Tennessee Solar Institute offers $14.5M in grants

Tennessee Solar Institute has $14.5 million burning a hole in its pocket and wants to give it all away.

bjgreenreport06_MP_13101.jpgThe institute announced Tuesday that it is accepting grant applications for its Solar Innovation Grant Program.

Grants of up to $500,000 may be awarded.

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