If you check out the City of Kingston website, you'll discover a link to the cherished accolades from Forbes magazine.
Kingston, N.Y. was just named one of the top places for “small business and careers”.
Just in time to reap the possible shift in the economy. Or am I a little early in my assessment? Ah, I'll run with it.
We grabbed spot number 90 out of 179 cities. Right smack in the middle isn't bad considering the thousands of towns & cities they ranked for this coveted prize. 24 thousand to be exact.
The site explains the criteria: crime rate, education, income growth and “net migration”, among other things such as culture and leisure, and housing. When you think about the vastness of our country, I think it's astounding that Kingston has charmed it's way into the hearts of those seeking the ideal city.The article continues: "The ranking reflects Kingston’s quality of life, public safety and prospects for small businesses and technopreneurs". I am sure the recent embrace of the Digital Corridor concept and the goal to use the Carnegie Library as a digital learning center helped in their selection.
You can sneak a peek at the KingstonDigitalCorridor.org and the exciting direction Kingston is growing.
Our city site also notes: Business Week magazine ranked Kingston high on a list of desirable cities for artists and creative types considering relocation.
The housing crash has slowed the realestate market a bit, but that is only temporary. Those who wish to escape NYC, are sure to find those bargain homes throughout the Hudson Valley in the months to come. We are just hoping the Forbes and Business Week ratings and Technopreneur name tag will giude those looking to create a geekdom in the Catskills toward the City of Kingston.