Published July 26, 2011
FDI Intelligence ranked Greenville as No. 1 among the top 10 micro cities of the future.
The ranking was based under six measurements: economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness. Cities scored up to a maximum of 10 points under each individual criterion, which were weighed by importance to give the overall scores.
The 10 micro cities have less than 100,000 residents. An independent collection of data by the FDI Intelligence division on 405 cities across North and South America was used in compiling the list.