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Livability

The Metrics Arts and Entertainment: Employment in arts, entertainment and recreation

A region’s ability to build an inclusive and dynamic live, learn, work and play environment

100

U.S. Avg.

93

93

102

101

97

107

104

102

5th/10

108

112

Healthcare Access: Physicians per 100,000 residents

5th/10 Commute Time: Length of average work commute

4th/10 Vitality: Percentage of population aged 15 - 44 years old

3rd/10 Cost of Living Index: Relative cost of housing and everyday items

7th/10 Crime: Violent crime rate per 100,000 residents

9th/10 WinstonSalem, NC

Knoxville TN

Greensboro NC

Columbia SC

OVERALL RANKING

OVER TIME 14

Greenville SC

Tallahassee FL

Charleston SC

Augusta GA

Raleigh NC

Lexington KY

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019-20

3 rd

5 th

3 rd

5 th

8 th

7 th

2019-20 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

Gallup Well-Being Index: A five-part index measuring physical, community, financial, social and career well-being

10th/10

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2019-20 Midlands Regional Competiveness Report  

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