Forbes Praises Bryan/College Station

August 8, 2013 by OLDHAM GOODWIN

Downtown Bryan

Bryan/College Station placed fifth nationally in Forbes’ 2013 Best Small Places For Business and Careers rankings. BCS was the highest rated Texas City on the list, and the only one in the top 35.

Forbes’ rankings used data from Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. Census, and Sperling’s Best Places to inform twelve different factors related to jobs, business costs, and quality of life in US cities with populations under 250,000. This is the third straight year that Bryan/College Station has ranked in the top 10 on the list, with the area placing sixth in 2012, and ninth in 2011. To see the complete rankings, click here.

Forbes’ Top 10 Small U.S. Cities
for Business and Careers   
(250,000 pop. or less)

  1. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  2. Fargo, N.D.
  3. Manhattan, Kan.
  4. Bismarck, N.D.
  5. College Station, Texas
  6. Greenville, N.C.
  7. Logan, Utah
  8. Lafayette, Ind.
  9. Rapid City, S.D.
  10. Mankato, Minn.

Forbes’ Top 10 Small Texas Cities
for Business and Careers   
(250,000 pop. or less / National Rank)

  1. College Station (5)
  2. Amarillo (38)
  3. Abilene (46)
  4. Longview (49)
  5. San Angelo (52)
  6. Waco (61)
  7. Midland (63)
  8. Texarkana(73)
  9. Tyler (77)
  10. Sherman (91)