Monday, May 09, 2005

Lucky 14

Forbes Magazine recently released the 2005 Best Places for Business and Careers report. They've ranked 150 large and 168 smaller U.S. metro areas according to such indices as cost of doing business, cost of living, crime rate, educational attainment, job growth, etc.

There's also a Culture & Leisure Index, which ranks cities according to the number of "museums, theaters, golf course, sports teams and other activities" available.

Of 150 large metro areas, Cleveland ranks #14 on the Culture & Leisure Index. That's on a list where numbers 1, 2, and 3 are Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, respectively.

Just another statistic you can bandy about when you find yourself amongst those who complain that there's nothing to do in Cleveland.


Blogger marielle said...

What? L.A. is #1 for culture and leisure?! We have few independent bookstores, our libraries are closing down, and our museums are often just sucky.

Oh, I get it - after looking at the Forbes site, I see that they consider golf courses and sports teams to be "culture." Or I guess that's "leisure."

4:15 PM  
Blogger Me said...

Interesting. I missed that. Thanks.

2:13 PM  

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