The City of Morgantown, home to WVU, recently fared well in several national rankings of cities.
NEED A JOB?: West Virginia landed two cities on careerbuilder.com’s ‘25 Best Places to Find a Job’ list.. It was featured on CNN.com’s webpage Monday. Smaller cities saw the most growth in the last year according to the list. Morgantown ranked number six on the list. City Manager Dan Boroff says that’s due in large part to WVU.
In Fall 2008, Morgantown was ranked 25th Best Sports City by Sporting News.
WVU’s Mountaineer mascot was recently listed among the Top 10 college football mascots by the Bleacher Report, the open source sports network.
The Wellness Councils of America named Morgantown an elite “Well City” for its 20 “Well Workplaces,” representing more than 20 percent of the City’s workforce. Five are located at WVU.
Forbes magazine rated the city ninth in 2007 in “Best Places for Business and Careers” in smaller metros.
Inc.com, an online entrepreneurial Web site and magazine, rated the Morgantown metropolitan area ninth among all U.S. cities in its “Boomtowns 2007 Top Overall Cities” ranking.
Inc.com also placed Morgantown fifth in 2007 for “Top 20 Small Cities” with populations under 150,000.
Ranked 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
Tapped one of 12 “Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Named “Best Small City” by BizJournals.com
Named one of the “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News
And, what’s more, WVU was recently cited as:
One of the nation’s “Best Workplaces for Commuters” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation for its innovative and effective transportation services for employees and students.