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Knoxville Rankings

By: Steve Goldman, CCIM
Knoxville skyline | Image courtesy of Hilton Knoxville

Knoxville skyline | Image courtesy of Hilton Knoxville

Knoxville is growing and gaining positive attention from the country. Below is a full list of rankings for Knoxville, Tennessee.

2013 – Knoxville named #2 on the list of “Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now” by CareerBliss.com Source: Forbes.com Jan. 2013. | See List

2012 – Knoxville named in a Brookings Institution Report as one of three cities in the country to have recovered from the recession. Source: Reuters.com Nov. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant. Source: IBM.com Nov. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named as a finalist for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Nov. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville’s Gay Street named one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 by the American Planning Association. Source: Great Places in America Oct. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 10 for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine. Source: BusinessFacilities.com Aug. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named one of “20 Best Vacation Destinations” by Frommers.com. Source: Frommers.com June 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named one of “25 Best Places to Retire in 2012” by Forbes.com. Source: Forbes.com June 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named as one of the “Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs” by Forbes.com. Source: Forbes.com May 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named as one of ten fastest growing U.C. cities by ManpowerGroup. Source: CNN Apr. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named as one of the two metropolitan areas for “Best Cities for Jobs This Spring” by ManpowerGroup. Source: Forbes Mar. 2012.

2012 – Knoxville named one of “Best Sports Cities in the South” by BleacherReport.com. Source: Bleacher Report Mar. 2012.

2011 – Knoxville ranked in the Top 25 cities for economic security by Urban Institute. Source: Urban Institute MetroTrends Dec. 2011.

2011 – Knoxville Chamber named 2011 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Source: American Chamber of Commerce Executives Aug. 2011.

2011 – Knoxville named most dog friendly city in the Southeast by Dog Fancy Magazine. Source: PR Newswire Aug. 2011.

2011 – Knoxville named in Brookings Institute Report as nation’s fastest growing area for “green” jobs. Source: Brookings Institute July 2011.

2011 – Knoxville ranked 5th on Kiplinger’s “10 Best Value Cities for 2011”. Source: Kiplinger July 2011.

2011 – University of Tennessee named as one of the “100 Best Value Colleges for 2011” by Princeton Review. Source: USA Today Feb. 2011.

2011 – Knoxville ranked 2nd on Amazon.com’s “Country’s Top 20 Most Romantic Cities.” Source: Amazon.com Feb. 2011.

2010 – Knoxville named One of the “Best Cities for New College Grads.” Source: BusinessWeek Magazine August 2010.

2010 – Knoxville ranked 7th Top Metro for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders. Source: Business Facilities Aug. 2010.

2010 – Knoxville ranked 5th Top Metro for Economic Growth Potential. Source: Business Facilities Aug. 2010

2010 – Knoxville ranked 4th “Best City for Real Estate Investments.” Source: Local Market Monitor Report, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 2010.

2010 – Knoxville ranked 6th on the list on “Top Ten Mid-Markets of the Decade.” Source: Southern Business & Development 2010.

2010 – University of Tennessee’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics undergraduate program ranked #9. Source: U.S. News & World Report 2010.

2010 – Knoxville selected as an Editor’s Location Pick in Business Facilities. Source: Business Facilities 2010.

2010 – Knoxville ranked 8th on the “America’s Best Places To Raise A Family” list. Source: Forbes Magazine June 2010.

2010 – University of Tennessee named as one of the “100 Best Value Colleges for 2010” by Princeton Review. Source: USA Today Feb. 2010.

2009 – Knoxville in Top 25 of Forbes Magazine’s “Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities.” Source: Forbes Magazine Nov. 2009.

2008 – Knoxville ranked 4th on the “Best Cities for Relocating Families” list for Mid-Size Markets. Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation May 2008

2008 – Metropolitan Knoxville named No. 10 on the “Best Places for Business and Careers” list. Source: Forbes Magazine March 2008

2008 – Department of Energy (DOE) named the City of Knoxville a Partner in its Solar America Cities Program. Source: Department of Energy March 2008.

2007 – Knoxville Metropolitan area ranked 3rd among all mid-sized cities in the nation in the “Best Metro for Business and Expansion” competition. Source: Expansion Management Magazine Aug. 2007.

2007 – Knoxville named as one of the “10 Best Places to Live And Boat.” Source: Boating Life Magazine July 2007

2007 – Metropolitan Knoxville named No. 5 on the “Best Places for Business and Careers” list. Source: Forbes Magazine April 2007.

2007 – Knoxville ranked 1st on the “Best Cities for Relocating Families” list. Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation May 2007

2007 – Knoxville named one of “America’s 50 Hottest Cities,” cities that are best places to expand or relocate a business. Source: Expansion Management Magazine Feb. 2007.

2007 – Three areas within the Innovation Valley – Knoxville, Loudon and Gatlinburg – ranked among the top 100 most popular spots in the nation to retire. Source: Where to Retire Magazine Feb. 2007.

2006 – Knoxville ranked 1st in “Best Place for Recent College Graduates” as most affordable city for a college graduate just entering the workforce. Source: Economic Research Institute July 2006

2006 – Knoxville ranked 3rd in Salary Value Index (salaries vs. cost of living). Source: Salary.com June 2006.

2006 – Metropolitan Knoxville named No. 5 on the “Best Places for Business and Careers” list. Source: Forbes Magazine May 2006.

2006 – Knoxville ranked 9th on the “Best Cities for Relocating Families” list for Large Market Metro Areas. Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation May 2006

2006 – Knoxville ranked 7th in the CNNMoney.com’s “Most Affordable Vacation Destination.” Source: CNNMoney.com May 2006.

2006 – Knoxville ranked 9th in the 2006 “America’s 50 Hottest Cities” list of best American cities to do business. Source: Expansion Management Magazine Feb. 2006.

2005 – University of Tennessee ranked in Top 40 Public Universities. Source: U.S. News and World Report’s College and University Rankings Aug. 2006.

2005 – Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley ranked top 20 percent of metropolitan areas in the nation for worker quality. Source: Expansion Management Magazine May 2005

2005 – Knoxville ranked 25th in Salary Value Index (salaries vs. cost of living). Source: Salary.com May 2005.

2005 – Knoxville ranked 18th on Inc.’s “Best Places for Doing Business in America.” Source: Inc. Magazine May 2005.

2005 – Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley recognized as one of the top 50 places in the country to live and work. Source

2005 – Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley ranked 17th best place in the nation to do business and have a career 2005. Source: Forbes.com

2005 – Knoxville ranked 14th in the 2005 “America’s 50 Hottest Cities” list of best American cities to do business. Source: Expansion Management Magazine Jan. 2005.

2004 – Knoxville named #1 “Best Place to Live” for cities under 1 million population. (354 Metros Ranked) – Source: Places Rated Almanac Millenium Edition

2004 – Knoxville ranked 3rd on the “Best Cities for Relocating Families” list for Large Market Metro Areas – Source: Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, 2004.

2004 – Knoxville ranked 13th for “Best Places for Business and Careers” – Source: Forbes Magazine 2004

2003 – Knoxville named “Top Mid-Market” with populations between 250,00 and 750,000 – Source: Southern Business and Development magazine June 2003

2003 – Knoxville ranked 14th in “Top Logistic Cities in the Southeast” – Source: Expansion Management Magazine June 2003
Source: http://www.cityofknoxville.org/newcomers/

Steve Goldman, CCIM

Steve Goldman, CCIM is the Founder/Principal Broker of Goldman Partners Realty. He specializes in net leased and multifamily complexes 30 units and up. vCard

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