Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
From Site Selector Magazine
A native son with a global perspective delivers a blunt yet optimistic assessment of the Midwest's future as an economic engine.
According to the article, the book is quoted:
"There is the feeling there of being
in a place with a future."
That is the kind of quote from a book that we like.
So, please buy the book.
And take a look at Site Selection On Line Magazine
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
PEORIA RANKED NUMBER 16
FOR MIGHTY MICRO CITIES
Next Generation Consulting (NGC): "Young knowledge workers said that where they lived was more important than where they worked. Furthermore, Census figures indicate that from 1990 to 2000, only a handful of cities had a net in-migration of young knowledge workers, while 90 percent of America’s cities suffered a net loss. In other words, cities that can attract and retain these highly mobile young knowledge workers will reap economic gains.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Inc.com, the Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs, has given Peoria it's highest rating in Illinois, substantially higher than our major competitors. We moved up from #67 to #21 on Inc. Magazine’s 2008 Best Cities to do Business for Midsize Cities, and ranked #83 in Overall Cities, up 125 spots from #208 last year.
Peoria jumped from #68 to #42 on the Milken Institute index of best cities in America. The Best-Performing Cities index measures U.S. metropolitan areas to find the most successful at job creation and retention, the quality of jobs being produced, and overall economic performance.
Peoria Housing up 7.2% while the nation went down 7.7% - first quarter of 2008 compared to first quarter of 2007.
National Geographic Adventure magazine picked Peoria as one of its 50 next great American adventure towns in which to live and play. To create the list, the magazine searched for 'innovative towns that aren't just prime relocation spots now, but also smart choices for the future.
What are you waiting for?