Miami ranks high among best cities in America

Miami’s diversity in both its population and business sector makes it one of the best cities in America.

The Magic City ranked No. 8 in a study crafted by Vancouver, British Columbia-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd., a global adviser on tourism, real estate and economic development. In the 2018 “America’s Best Cities” report, Miami earned high marks for being chosen among the 20 regions being considering for Amazon’s second headquarters, its high percentage of residents born in another country and its investments in districts dedicated to arts and design.

“We’re not just a fun-in-the-sun city. We move from our ‘vacation spot’ designation and into ‘international business capital’,” said Alyce Robertson, executive director of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, for the report.

Resonance also lauded Miami’s concentration of international banks and for being one of the largest hubs for Spanish-language media outside of Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles.

The only cities to rank higher than Miami were New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego and Houston. Seattle and Boston ranked No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

To create the list of the 50 best large cities in America, Resonance looked at 28 factors, which included user-generated ratings and reviews in digital channels such as TripAdvisor as well as demographic data. The study considered six categories:

  • Place, which includes air quality, weather, crime rate, commute times and parks.
  • Product, which includes attractions, airports, university rankings, sports and housing affordability.

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Credits: By Jen Para  – June 13, 2018 – Web producer, Houston Business Journal

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