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Raleigh Named #2 for Bargain House-Hunters

Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top 10 Best Cities For Bargain Hunters . Raleigh, with only one foreclosure per 319 households, made the list at #2. Charlotte was ranked #4 while Richmond came in at #9.


UNC Tops Kiplinger List of Values

Kiplinger magazine’s February 2008 issue features a story on the best values in public colleges and UNC Chapel Hill tops the list. They credit the $2.3 billion fund-raising campaign as a key to reducing the tuition burden on students. Other state schools making the list are NCSU at #13, Appalachian State at #27, UNC-Wilmington at #36, UNC-Asheville at #40, and UNC-Greensboro at #68


NC Named #3 for Business

The newest rankings are in from Chief Executive magazine and we’ve moved up from last year’s #4 ranking to the #3 spot for business. We wearned a B+ for both "Taxation and Regulation" and "Workforce Quality" and an A- for "Living Environment". Texas and Nevada ranked #1 and #2, respectively.


Raleigh Ranks As Third Most Wired City

Forbes Magazine has released its 2008 survey of America’s most wired U.S. cities , and Raleigh ranks #3. The list is based on the percentage of internet users with high-speed access, access to public hot spots, and variety of ISPs.


Raleigh Ranks #9 For Jobs

Forbes Magazine ranked Raleigh as its 9th best city for jobs in America , a list the city topped in 2007. The list is compiled by equally weighing five data points for each of the US’ biggest 100 cities. Raleigh ranked 54th in Median Household Income, 22nd in Unemployment, 23rd in Income Growth, 46th in Cost of Living, and 19th in Job Growth. Atlanta, #4, was the only other southern city in the top 10.

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