BusinessWeek: Worcester One of Top 10 Cities for 'Twenty-somethings'

National magazine BusinessWeek recognizes the city of Worcester as No. 9 in its “Best Cities for Generation Ys” survey, out of the 363 metropolitan areas in the United States. Martin Prosperity Institute developed the rankings, which are based on more than 30 variables in five categories: the share of a population at the young- and single-life stage (ages 20-29); economic strength; education levels and safety; economic growth; and local amenities. Worcester was featured for its diversity and high percentage of workers with a bachelor’s degree.

This isn’t the first time this year that Worcester’s been put under the national spotlight. In April, Forbes.com recognized the city as No. 9 in its "America’s Most Livable Cities" survey, which focused on income growth; crime rate; unemployment; cost of living; and culture in American cities with populations of more than 500,000.

In an interview with WBZ-TV, the Boston-based CBS affiliate, Worcester Mayor Konstantina Lukes said, "We are transforming from a manufacturing city, to one that has its emphasis on health sciences, and the service sector. We've been named an ‘All-American City’ five times." 

June 16, 2009

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