Worcester is One of the Nation's 10 Most Livable Cities, Notes Forbes.com
Forbes.com recognizes Worcester as No. 9 in its “America’s Most Livable Cities” survey. The national online publication based its rankings on income growth, crime rate, unemployment, cost of living, and culture in American cities with populations of more than 500,000. Its sources include Moody’s Economy.com, Sperling’s Best Places, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other cities rounding out the survey’s Top 10 include Portland, Maine (#1); Bethesda, Md; Des Moines, Iowa; Stamford, Conn.; Tulsa, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Cambridge, Mass.; Baltimore, Md. and Pittsburgh, Penn. (#10).
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."
- Read the Forbes.com article
- See the “America’s Most Livable Cities” slideshow
- Check out the Telegram & Gazette’s editorial
- Watch WBZ-TV’s report
April 10, 2009