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U-HAUL DESTINATION CITIES

Houston Chronicle – May 26, 2017

FASTEST GROWING CITY IN AMERICA - CONROE

Bisnow – May 25, 2017

BEST CITY FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES

Money (as reported by Yahoo Finance) – May 11, 2017

MOST CHARITABLE PLACES IN AMERICA

Charity Navigator – September 7, 2016

TOP U.S. METRO FOR EXPORTS IN 2015

Department of Commerce - September 2016

BEST RACE/CLASS INTERACTION - RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review - August 31, 2016

HAPPIEST STUDENTS – RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review – August 31, 2016

BEST CANCER CARE PROVIDER - MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

U.S. News and World Report - August 1, 2016

GREENEST METROS

Business Facilities Magazine - July 29, 2016

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GREEN POWER PURCHASERS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - January 2016

TOP DESTINATION CITY – SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

U-HAUL International – May 2016

HOUSTON TOPS CENSUS LIST ON NEW METRO AREA RESIDENTS – ADDING 159,083 RESIDENTS FROM 2014 - 2015

U.S. Census - March 2016

BEST ONLINE PROGRAMS IN 2016 - UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

U.S. News and World Report - January 12, 2016

2015 DEAL OF THE YEAR

Business Facilities Magazine - January 5, 2016

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN CHEMICALS & PLASTICS

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN ENERGY

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN METALS

Conway - 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Conway - 2015

BEST METRO FOR BUILDING WEALTH

Bankrate.com (as reported by U.S. News & World Report) - October 26, 2015

BEST VALUE COLLEGES IN TEXAS - RICE UNIVERISTY

SmartAsset - September 21, 2015

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE AND RACE/CLASS INTERACTION - RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review - August 5, 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL

U.S. News & World Report – July 21, 2015

TOP DEALS AND HOT MARKETS – "MEGA MARKET OF THE YEAR"

Southern Business & Development Magazine – July 2015

BEST HOSPITALS FOR ADULT CANCER - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 20, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – THE WOODLANDS

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

HOUSTON TOPS CENSUS LIST ON NEW METRO AREA RESIDENTS – ADDING 156,371 RESIDENTS FROM 2013 - 2014

U.S. Census (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – April 3, 2015

FASTEST GROWING COUNTY IN TEXAS BY 2050 – HARRIS COUNTY

Austin Business Journal (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 10, 2015

AMERICA'S BEST CITIES FOR FOOD SNOBS

Travel + Leisure – March 2015

FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN 2014

The Houston Chronicle (as reported by Forbes) – January 27, 2015

MOST FAVORABLE METRO FOR STEM WORKERS [NATIONALLY]

WalletHub – January 14, 2015

TOP SELLING MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES IN 2014

John Burns Real Estate Consulting (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – January 7, 2015

MOST LUXURY HOME SALES IN TEXAS

Texas Association of Realtors - January 5, 2015

Interstate and Cross-Border Household Moves [to Houston]

Atlas Van Lines' Migration Pattern Study – January 1, 2015 #2

MOST CHARITABLE PLACE IN AMERICA

Charity Navigator (as reported by Houston Business Journal) - June 13, 2017

2017 APARTMENT DELIVERY LEADERS

Realpage – December 2016

AMERICA'S FRIENDLIEST CIITES

Travel + Leisure - December 2016

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE WORLD

InterNations – November 2016

BEST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL - TIRR MEMORIAL HERMANN

U.S. News and World Report - August 1, 2016

TOP COUNTIES FOR INCOMING INVESTMENTS NATIONALLY - HARRIS COUNTY

SmartAsset - July 2016

TOP METROS OF 2015

Site Selection Magazine - March 1, 2016

BEST CITIES TO RAISE A YOUNG FAMILY

ValuePenguin.com - (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 26, 2016

OP CITIES FOR MARITIME JOBS

American Maritime Partnership (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 23, 2016

BEST ENERGY AND RESOURCE POLICY THINK TANK IN THE WORLD - RICE UNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program: 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - January 29, 2016

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN ELECTRONICS

Conway - 2015

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GREEN POWER PURCHASERS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - November 5, 2015

MOST AFFORDABLE CITY FOR DINING

WalletHub - October 13, 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - WEBSTER

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

METROS WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF APARTMENT PERMITS (ANNUALLY)

AXIOMetrics (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – July 15, 2015

TOP CITIES TO FIND A JOB

Career Builder (as reported by Forbes) - June 2, 2015

TOP METROS IN ENGINEERS PER CAPITA

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin - April 15, 2015

BEST UNIVERSITY FOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN TEXAS – RICE UNIVERSITY

PayScale's 2015 College ROI Report (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – March 26, 2015

TOP SCHOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM (NATIONALLY) – WOLFF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON C.T. BAUER COLLEGE OF BUSINESSS

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – March 26, 2015

TOP CITY FOR CORPORATE RELOCATIONS AND EXPANSIONS IN 2014

Site Selection Magazine – March 2, 2015

TOP LABOR MARKETS IN THE U.S.

Forbes – February 10, 2015

BEST CITIES FOR SINGLES

Travel + Leisure Magazine – January 23, 2015

LARGEST HOMES IN THE NATION

Houston Business Journal (as reported by 24/7 Wall Street) – January 15, 2015 #3

CHEAPEST CITIES TO LIVE IN UNDER THE RADAR

Thrillist – February 21, 2017

TOP U.S. METROS FOR JOB GROWTH (BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2006 AND 2016)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - November 2016

BEST GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM IN THE U.S. – RICE UNIVERSITY JONES SCHOOL

Princeton Review - November 2016

AMERICA'S BEST FOOD CITIES

Jet Setter - October 6, 2016

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN LIFE SCIENCES

Conway - 2015

TOP 25 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES FOR 2016 - UNIVERISTY OF HOUSTON, WOLFF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine - November 13, 2015

MOST VALUABLE TEAMS IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER - HOUSTON DYNAMO

Forbes - August 19, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - STAFFORD

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

AMERICA'S MOST CULTURED CITIES

Travel + Leisure – April 30, 2015

AMERICAN CITIES OF THE FUTURE

fDi Intelligence – April 13, 2015 #4

INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Colliers (as reported by Houston Chronicle) - June 12, 2017

TOP METROS LEADING IN LOGISTICS

Business Facilities Magazine - July 29, 2016

BEST COLLEGES FOR YOUR MONEY NATIONALLY - RICE UNIVERISTY

Money Magazine - June 11, 2016

AIRPORTS WITH THE MOST TOTAL NON-STOP DESTINATIONS SERVED IN 2015 - IAH

Houston Airport System - February 2016

BEST UNIVERISTY AFFILIATED THING TANK IN THE WORLD – RICE UNIVERSITY'S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program: 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - January 29, 2016

10 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA FOR THE MONEY - RICE UNIVERSITY

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine 2016 - December 21, 2015

BEST LARGE COLLEGE CITY

WalletHub - December 7, 2015

TOP CITIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN AEROSPACE

Conway - 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL: TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

TECH JOB LEADERS

As Reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report - July 30, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - KATY

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – SUGAR LAND

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

TOP METROS FOR TECH-STEM BY GROWTH INDEX

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin – April 15, 2015

TOP METROS FOR TECH-STEM BY GROWTH INDEX

Mark Schill & Joel Kotkin – April 15, 2015

BEST CITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY JOBS

Forbes – April 14, 2015

WORLD'S TOP ENERGY RESOURCE POLICY THINK TANKS – RICE BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Houston Business Journal (as reported by Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program's 2014 Think Tank Index) – January 30, 2015 #5

MARKETS POISED FOR TREMENDOUS GROWTH BY 2040

American City Business Journal – October 2016

BEST CITY FOR MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS STARTUPS

Biz2Credit (as reported by Forbes) – September 2016

BEST HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC CARE - MENNINGER CLINIC

U.S. News and World Report - August 1, 2016

BEST CITIES FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

SmartAsset – March 21, 2016

10 BEST FOOD CITIES IN AMERICA

The Washington Post - December 21, 2015

TOP MAJOR METROS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

American Institute for Economic Research College Destination Index 2016 - November 30, 2015

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HOTEL SORELLA CITYCENTRE

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

MOST CONNECTED MEGA-HUB IN THE WORLD - IAH

OAG Aviation Worldwide Limited Megahubs Index 2015 - October 2015

BEST CITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIVING

Redfin.com - August 11, 2015

BEST PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS IN THE U.S. - MENNINGER CLINIC

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index (as reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report) - July 30, 2015

NATION'S HIGHEST MANUFACTURING JOB HUBS

Headlight – May 27, 2015

AMERICA'S BEST CITIES FOR STARTING A CAREER

WalletHub – May 18, 2015 #6

AMERICA’S BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS

CNBC – August 2016

MOST DIVERSE STEM CITIES

SmartAsset - July 2016

NATIONAL GREEN POWER PURCHASERS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - January 2016

MOST FRIENDLY CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS TAXES IN 2016

Thumbtack (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 21, 2016

TOP 25 GRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES FOR 2016 - RICE UNIVERSITY, JONES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine - November 13, 2015

TOP 50 METRO AREAS FOR IMMIGRATION

Texas Association of Realtors, Texas International Homebuyers Report - September 1, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS - PEARLAND

NerdWallet - June 15, 2015

BEST HIGH SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE – CARNEGIE VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL IN HISD

U.S. News & World Report (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – May 12, 2015 #7

AMERICA'S 50 BEST LARGE CITIES

Resonance Consultancy (reported by Houston Business Journal) – June 19, 2017

MOST AFFLUENT CITIES IN THE WORLD

Brookings Institution – December 2016

BEST BRAND CITIES

Resonance Consultancy - August 2016

BEST METROS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Site Selection Magazine - July 2016

TOP MOVING DESTINATION IN THE COUNTRY

Penske Truck Rental - 2016

BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE U.S. (BASED ON FLIGHT OPERATIONS) - IAH

Houston Airport System – February 2016

WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

(Including the University of Texas Health Science Center; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & The Medical Branch at Galveston)

Reuters - September 15, 2015

FRIENDLIEST CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Thumbtack's Fourth Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey - August 19, 2015

FASTEST GROWING CITIES FOR "DINING, BOOZING AND SNOOZING"

SelfStorage.com (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) - July 15, 2015

FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS FOR RESIDENTS AND RICHES

SelfStorage - July 8, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - TEXAS CITY

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

TOP MARKETS FOR MILLENNIALS

Nielsen (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 12, 2015

BEST-PERFORMING CITY IN THE U.S.

Milken Institute (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – January 12, 2015 #8

TOP TEN ENERGY STAR CITIES

Energy Star (reported by Bisnow) – June 26, 2017

TOP TEN GLOBAL CITY FOR THE FUTURE

AT Kearney - June 16, 2017

TOP BUSINESS GRADUATE SCHOOLS - RICE

Bloomberg Business Week – November 16, 2016

BEST DATA CENTER HUBS

Business Facilities Magazine - July 29, 2016

TOP COUNTIES FOR INCOMING INVESTMENTS NATIONALLY - FORT BEND

SmartAsset - July 2016

MOST FAVORABLE METRO FOR STEM WORKERS [NATIONALLY]

WalletHub - January 2016

NBA'S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS - HOUSTON ROCKETS

Forbes - January 20, 2016

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HOTEL ICON

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

BEST HOSPITALS IN TEXAS - HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL

U.S. News & World Report - July 21, 2015

TOP 10 CITIES FOR STARTUPS

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (as reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report) - July 30, 2015

CITIES WHERE YOUR PAYCHECK WILL GO THE FURTHEST

Forbes - June 22, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS - LEAGUE CITY

NerdWallet - June 15, 2015

TOP NIGHTLIFE CITIES IN THE WORLD

National Geographic - February 2015 #9

CITY FOR STARTUP ACTIVITY

Houston Business Journal – May 19,2017

MOST VALUABLE NFL SPORTS TEAMS

Forbes – September 2016

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE – RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review – August 31, 2016

HAPPIEST STUDENTS - RICE UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review - August 5, 2015

FOOD PROCESSING EMPLOYMENT LEADERS

As Reported by Business Facilities 11th Annual Rankings Report - July 30, 2015

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN TEXAS – MISSOURI CITY

NerdWallet – June 15, 2015

BEST METRO AREAS TO WORK FOR A SMALL BUSINESS

WalletHub.com – May 2015

BEST RUN CITY IN AMERICA

WalletHub – March 11, 2015

TOP METROS IN THE U.S. FOR EMPLOYMENT IN ADVANCED INDUSTRIES

Brookings Institution – February 2, 2015 #10

MOST JOYOUS PLACES ON EARTH

The Joy Index (reported by Houston Chronicle) – June 23, 2017

BEST CITIES IN THE US FOR PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 35

CNBC money – May 23, 2017

BEST COLLEGE TOWNS & CITIES IN AMERICA

WalletHub - December 13, 2016

TOP 15 HOTELS IN TEXAS - HYATT MARKET STREET, THE WOODLANDS

Condé Nast Traveler - October 20, 2015

FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES AROUND THE U.S.

WalletHub - October 2015

BEST CITIES FOR PICNICS

Travel + Leisure - August 6, 2015

BEST PLACES TO START A BUSINESS IN TEXAS - DEER PARK

NerdWallet – July 21, 2015

BEST MUSIC SCENE CITIES IN THE U.S.

Travel + Leisure Magazine – April 9, 2015

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – HOUSTON BASED CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST

Fortune – March 19, 2015 #12

WORLD’S 20 MOST PROFITABLE SPORTS TEAMS - HOUSTON TEXANS

Forbes - May 2016 #14

BEST VALUE COLLEGES - RICE UNIVERSITY

Forbes – April 26, 2017 "Other"

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE U.S. - 2017

U.S. News & World Report – 2017

GLOBAL CITIES OF THE FUTURE

fDi Intelligence – December 2016/January 2017

TOP CITIES FOR SHOPPING LOCAL

Yelp & Harris Poll – December 2016

TOP METROS KNOW AS KNOWLEDGE CAPITALS

Brookings Institute – October 2016

BEST COMPREHENSIVE HOSPITALS - HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL

U.S. News and World Report – August 1, 2016

BEST METROS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH

Kauffman Foundation - June 2016

TOP CITIES FOR MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Cvent – May 2016

MOST VALUABLE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS IN 2016 - HOUSTON ASTROS

Forbes - March 2016

MOST FAVORABLE CITES FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY JOBS

StartAsset (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) - February 29, 2016

QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX FOR AMERICA'S LARGEST CITIES

LawnStarter - December 21, 2015

TOP CITIES WHERE YOU CAN LIVE COMFORTABLY WHILE SAVING MONEY

Business Insider - August 12, 2015

BEST LARGE CITIES TO LIVE IN

WalletHub - August 6, 2015

2015 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA LIST - RICE UNIVERSITY

Money Magazine - July 13, 2015

CITIES CREATING THE MOST WHITE-COLLAR JOBS

Joel Kotkin & Michael Shires – July 21, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - RICE UNIVERSITY

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD – UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Center for World University Rankings Report 2015 - July 20, 2015

FRIENDLIEST CITIES IN AMERICA

CultureMap Houston – May 18, 2015

#14 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – HOUSTON BASED DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES

Fortune – March 19, 2015

#20 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – HOUSTON BASED HILCORP

Fortune – March 19, 2015

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR – HOUSTON METHODIST

Fortune – March 19, 2015

#19 BEST UNIVERSITY IN TEXAS FOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT – RICE UNIVERSITY

PayScale (as reported by the Houston Business Journal) – March 13, 2015

Best Places to Travel in 2015

Travel + Leisure - January 2015

Economic Development Updates

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