Montgomery just keeps getting better! In Forbes Magazine’s 11th annual ranking of the Best Places for Business and Careers, Montgomery ranked 49, up from 102 last year and 120 in 2007.  Fueling Montgomery’s rise in the rankings is the “Projected Job Growth” for the Montgomery Metro – rising from 57 in 2008 to 17 this year. In fact all of Alabama’s metros are in the top 20 metros, out of 200 metros.

The rankings are determined by a series of metrics established by Forbes ranking factors including local colleges, educational attainment of residents, and quality of life offerings.

With 651,000 jobs in February and 4.4 million since the recession began in December 2007, this is quite an accomplishment for Montgomery. Kudos to all!!