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Terre Haute Makes Forbes List Of Best Small Places To Do Business

Forbes magazine is out with its 15th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers. 

The business magazine looks at the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. 

They consider 12 metrics relating to job growth, costs of business and living, income growth over the past five years, educational attainment and projected economic growth through 2014. 

Terre Haute comes in at #81 out of 184 on the list of Best “Small” Places

That places us about mid-pack in the ranking overall and also about mid-pack with other Indiana cities. 

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says that he is pleased with our ranking but says we still have more work to do. 

Bennett says that it shows that Terre Haute is a good place to do business and that we are competitive with other cities our size. 

Forbes says that we come in at #19 when it comes to the cost of doing business, at #111 in job growth and at #125 in education. 

Also on the list of best “small” places: 

Lafayette Indiana comes in at #8,

Columbus made the list at #11,

Bloomington comes in at #22,

Muncie was #34,

Anderson was #64,

Champaign, Illinois was #79

Kokomo is #125

Elkhart #136

Danville, Illinois #174



The top looks like this:


#5 College Station, Texas

#4 Bismarck, North Dakota

#3 Manhattan, Kansas

#2 Fargo, North Dakota

#1 Sioux Falls, South Dakota


When you look at the overall list that covers larger cities :


Indianapolis comes in at #24

Ft.Wayne is at #108

Gary #162

Evansville #169

South Bend #171


For the complete list click here