Grand Rapids has been named as one of the top 10 smaller cities poised to become urban powerhouses by! Grand Rapids landed the No. 6 spot on the ranking list, which the team put together using a compilation of data from internal and external sources.

The ranking recognized Grand Rapids for its diverse range of industry sectors, especially when it comes to the educational and clinical opportunities found on Medical Mile.  It also referenced a recent Forbes ranking that named Grand Rapids as the No. 1 city to raise a family.  

Out of the 200 small and midsize metros evaluated, Grand Rapids outranked all but five of them, including Knoxville, Tenn. and Daytona Beach, Fla.

See the full list of cities predicted to be the next generation of powerhouses below. 

10 Smaller Cities Poised to Skyrocket

  1. Salisbury, Md.
  2. Lafayette, La.
  3. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  4. Gulfport, Miss.
  5. Winston-Salem, N.C.
  6. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  7. Knoxville, Tenn.
  8. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  9. Ogden, Utah
  10. Worcester, Mass.

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