Forbes recently announced their “Ten Best Small Cities to Raise a Family,” and Marquette was designated #3 in the nation and Midland was designated as No. 4 in the nation. In reaching their decision, Forbes.com reviewed multiple quality-of-life measures that make living easier for families with a population under 100,000. Of the 126 cities falling under that parameter, they ranked each city on five measures including affordability, education and jobs.
For details, go here. Also read articles about this designation from The Mining Journal in Marquette and the original article by Forbes. Both Midland and Marquette and members of the Michigan Municipal League.
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at (734) 669-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.