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Forbes magazine ranked Greenville 10th in the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” category. Historically Greenville is centered around the tobacco industry, today’s major industries include health care and education. East Carolina University plays a huge factor in those statistics. Some of the events mentioned by Forbes Magazine include musical concerts, theatrical and dance productions, and lectures.
Bianca Shoneman, Presiden and CEO of Uptown Greenville says, “Our mayor is very much so committed to letting the world know that Greenville is open for business. And that’s exactly where we are right now, Greenville is open for business and Forbes has represented that.”
According to WNCT, “The college attainment rate is at 34.6 percent and the unemployment rate for the city is at a low 4.5 percent. Not only that but the cost of living in Greenville is actually 11 percent is lower than the national average in the U.S.”
Greenville was also ranked in the top 50 for other categories including 27th in cost of doing business, and 31st in education.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey