Posted By Alan Donald @ Sep 26th 2009 5:31pm In: Charleston

Mighty Micro City TableCharleston Named #2 "Next City" by Next Generation Consulting

Next Generation Consulting (NGC) has recently published a ranking of North American cities including the 80 best cities for young professionals in the United States and Canada.

"What is a Next CityTM?
Next CitiesTM are places with the assets and amenities that attract and retain a young, educated work force. They have bustling city centers, walkable neighborhoods, diverse career opportunities, and vibrant art and music scenes...

The article discusses the criteria that younger generations use for desirability of a city and the implications for employers and site selection professionals.

The ranking is based on the following measurable categories:

Cost of Lifestyle - affordability

Earning - diversity of employment, % of knowledge-based jobs & average H/H income

Vitality - a measure of "healthy living" - pollution, air/water quality, life expectancy

After Hours - places & things to do after hours and on weekends

Learning - educational opportunities & attainment, accessibility to wi-fi Internet

Around Town - ease of commuting, transportability

Social Capital - openness, safety and accessibility to people of all races, creeds and beliefs.

It doesn't surprise me that Charleston ranked high - we've got a great lifestyle here!

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