Beatrice Named a Top Micropolitan by Site Selection Magazine!
22 Mar 2019
Micropolitan is a fancy word for a small town. The U.S. Census Bureau provides an exhaustive definition, but when it comes down to it, a micropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographic region of one or more counties with one city of 10,000 to 50,000 people. Micropolitans are sprinkled throughout the state of Ohio, and some are right out of a work by Norman Rockwell.
Charming, yes. Sleepy, no. Not in Ohio, as emphatically shown in Site Selection’s ranking of Top Micropolitans for 2018. In 2018, as in the three previous years, Ohio produced more Top 100 micropolitans —17 — than any other state. Four Ohio micropolitans — Findlay, Wooster, Ashland and Defiance — made the Top 10. Perhaps most impressive of all, micropolitan Ohio’s 109 qualifying investments dwarfed those of second-place Kentucky, which totaled 40. The remainder of the Top 10 include Georgia, North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Alabama and Pennsylvania.