CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Forbes released their 19 Opportunity Cities: Places It May Be Easier to Make Your Mark list on Sept. 18, and Cincinnati ranked No 18.
Ohio clocks in as the state with the most Opportunity Cities on our list with Columbus (No.1) , Toledo (No. 4), Akron (No. 13), and Cincinnati (No. 18).
Forbes used Sperling's analysis of median home sales from the first quarter and found that Cincinnati's home sales price was $99,900. Cost of living is 16.60 percent lower than the U.S. Average.
Unemployment in Cincinnati comes in at 5.2 percent, and unemployment change from July 2013 to June 2014 at -25.3 percent.
The average commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
FORBES' Business and Careers Rank Cincinnati at 100.
"We have a more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any city in America," says Cincinnati mayor John Cranley in the article, noting that Cincinnati has 10.
FOX19 spoke with Dunnhumby Senior Vice President Dave Palm to hear how that company and it's employees feel about living.
"Cincinnati is a great town for our employees, for a number of reasons. Cost of living is incredible. Just the whole Midwestern sense of family is terrific, but you look at things like commute time, compared to any other metropolitan city are almost nothing. You look at the arts that Cincinnati has, the medical community that Cincinnati has, you look at education opportunities here, you look at the sports teams. You know, Who Dey is on a run. Just the opportunities here for people to live and really prosper are really incredible," Palm said.
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