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Emmetsburg Is Back In The Top 100

By Staff | Apr 23, 2009

Two years ago, Emmetsburg was listed in “America’s Top 100 Places to Live.” After a year out of the competition, Emmetsburg is back on the list of the 12th Annual Relocate-America Top 100.

RelocateAmerica.com, a website that provides relocating consumers & area residents with access to local community resources has released its annual listing of “America’s Top 100 Places to live for 2009.”

“With the increasing concern on our nation’s economy and recovering housing market we approached this year’s list with a different lens than in previous years. We concentrated on the outlook for future growth & ability to rebound in the communities that we selected” said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO. “We looked at the local government & the business leadership in each community as we considered this year’s winners. We selected communities with visionary leaders, improving or thriving economies including housing & realization of “green” initiatives.

In order to be considered for the list a community must be nominated at www.RelocateAmerica.com. Relocate-America’s editorial team reviews nominations and selects the TOP100 cities based on interviews with local leaders, feedback from residents and economic, environmental, education, crime, employment and housing data for the past year.

Only cities in the TOP10 are numerically ranked.

The Top 10 communities from “America’s Top 100 Places to Live in 2009” are:

Tulsa, OK

Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Pittsburgh, PA

Raleigh/Durham, NC

Huntsville, AL

Houston, TX

Albuquerque, NM

Lexington, KY

Little Rock, AR

Oklahoma City, OK

The complete Top 100 List along with community profiles, photos & video can be viewed at top100.relocate-america.com/

“I still don’t know who nominated us for the list in 2007,” said Cecilia Miller, Executive Director of Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce. “We didn’t make it in 2008, but I lobbied for it again this year and enough people responded that we made it on the list again.”