Hoeven Congratulates Fargo for taking Top Spot on Forbes List of Best Small Places for Business and Careers

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today congratulated city and business leaders in Fargo for taking the top ranking this year on Forbes’ list of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers. The city moved up from the number two spot in 2013. The publishers said Fargo is a “cultural, commerce, manufacturing, health care and education hub for the region and home to North Dakota State University.”

“Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make Fargo and North Dakota a top performer on this prestigious list year after year,” Hoeven said. “Fargo has consistently ranked high on the Forbes’ list, and for good reason. With the lowest unemployment rate in the country, strong job growth, rising incomes and a world-class university, Fargo offers people across the country opportunities for professional growth and innovation.”

The Forbes list is based on the relative cost of doing business, employment rate, job growth, education and population. Fargo, as well as Bismarck and Grand Forks, have ranked well on the list over the past 10 years.