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  • Columbus Rankings

    Doing business in Columbus

    • #1 Top 10 Up-and-Coming Tech Cities (Forbes, March 2008)
    • #3 Top Cities of the Future in North America (fDi Magazine [Foreign Direct Investment], April 2007)
    • #9 Best City for New College Grads (Bloomberg Business Week, August 2010)
    • #9 America’s Biggest Brain Magnets (Forbes, February 2011)
    • #18 America’s Most Wired Cities (Forbes, March 2010)
    • #25 Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes, July 2008)
    • Best places for business and careers (Forbes, April 2010)
    • Logistics Hotspot (InBound Logistics Magazine, May 2010)

    Columbus as a destination

    • #1 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium voted Favorite U.S. Zoo
      (USA Travel Guide, February 2009)
    • #1 Sports Town in the U.S. (Scarborough Sports Marketing Analysis, October 2008)
    • #1 New Ballpark in America 2009: Huntington Park
      (Ballpark Digest and Ballparks.com)
    • #4 Best City for Shopping in America (Forbes, December 2010)
    • #13 Arts Destination (American Style Magazine, May 2010)
    • Columbus Metropolitan Library named Library of the Year
      (Library Journal, June 2010)
    • Columbus: A Top City for Biking (Bicycling Magazine, March 2010)

    Quality of Life in Columbus

    • #2 Cities in Midwest for Young Adults (Portfolio.com/Bizjournals, March 2010)
    • #5 America’s Most Relaxed Cities (Forbes, November 2010)
    • #6 Best Housing Market in America (Forbes, February 2010)
    • #8 Best City for Volunteering (VolunteeringinAmerica.gov, June 2010)
    • #9 Most Affordable Places To Live Well (Forbes, December 2007)
    • #9 Top city in the U.S. for African Americans
      (Black Enterprise Magazine, May 2007)
    • #18 City for Artists & Designers (ArtBistro, January 2010)
    • Columbus Among Top 10 Big Cities (RelocateAmerica, April 2010)
    • Columbus Named Among Top 15 Most Affordable Cities to Live (Forbes, January 2011)
    • Columbus is Siemens Sustainable Communities Award finalist (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2011)
    • OSU Cancer Center Among Best in U.S. (National Cancer Institute, January 2011)

    * These rankings are courtesy of ExperienceColumbus.com