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Houston Ranks 11th Best City in the Nation in New Report

Published Sep 20, 2022 by A.J. Mistretta

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Houston climbed six spots on this year’s list of America’s Best Cities, buoyed by attributes like its diversity, culture and economic development performance. 

America’s Best Cities is a competitive annual ranking put together by the international consulting firm Resonance Consultancy. The 2022 report places Houston at No. 11 in the U.S. Across individual categories, the region ranks No. 7 for culture and No. 4 in both economic development and restaurants. 

The report also credits Houston’s concentration of 24 Fortune 500 companies and overall livability for stirring “global curiosity.” 

"Houston is a diverse and vibrant metro where individuals can start a family, grow their business, attend world-class institutions and universities, or be immersed in the 145 languages that are spoken by our residents,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in release.

The Houston region is home to more than 7.2 million residents, an increase of 1.3 million since 2010. The metro has also added roughly 750,000 jobs over that 12-year period.

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