#1 Mid-Sized City in the U.S. for Foreign Direct Investment – FDI Intelligence

#3 Best City (Outside Silicon Valley) For Your Next Startup – BroadBandNow

Top 5 Great City for Working Remotely – Liveability

Top 10 Next Tech Town – Realtor.com

Top 15 U.S. City Worth Moving To – USA Today

Best Place To Live in America – Business Insider

#5 Best State for Business – Forbes Magazine

#4 Economic Growth Potential – Business Facilities


Millennial Attraction

#2 City Millennials are Moving To – Time

Top 5 Hippest cities in the U.S. everyone under 30 wants to move to – Business Insider

Best Cities for Aspiring Millennial Homeowners – Go Banking Rates

#16 Most Millennial City – Politico


Outdoor & Leisure

Richmond Region is the nation’s 1st Playful Region – KaBOOM!

Top 10 Best Cities in the U.S. for Runners to Visit – MapMyRun

#13 Best U.S. Cities for Adventurous Travelers – Travel + Leisure

Top 30 Most Fun Cities in America – Business Insider

Great College Basketball Towns – NCAA


Music, Arts, Culture

Top 10 Best Cities for Art Lovers in the U.S. – apartmentguide.com

Most Inspiring Art Cities in America – Departures

Top Music Meccas of the South – Convention South

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker – MovieMaker.com

Top City for Creatives – Thrillist

#15 America’s Best Cities for Stunning Art, Architecture – Travel Pulse


Food & Beverage

#1 Beer Destination in the World – Vinepair

#3 Best Beer Scene – USA Today

#9 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Visit Now – Southern Living

Top 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America 2017 – Zagat

Top Destinations for Food Travel – National Geographic