Rounding out the Top 10 are Des Moines, Provo, Denver, Fort Collins, Lincoln, NE, Oklahoma city, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Nashville.
Cited in the Forbes report, Raleigh has business costs 18% lower than the national average with a whopping 42% of adults possessing a college degree, 12 points ahead of the average. Perhaps good or bad depending on the way you look at it, Raleigh boasts the sixth fastest net migration rate over the past 5 years. The old timers may not appreciate it, but Raleigh today looks like a different place from where this town was during the turn of the century. Props all around to those that have helped Raleigh not only become the best spot for business in the country but also one of the best spots to raise a family (also #1). There’s a reason we love Raleigh. The data simply validates that conclusion.