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Blacksburg metro biggest mover on Best-Performing Small City list

Published Jan 22, 2013
January 22, 2013 - The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metropolitan statistical area has once again been recognized for its 2012 economic performance. The Milken Institute's annual index of the best performing cities ranked the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metro area the No. 32 Best-Performing Small City of 2012. Most impressively, the metro skyrocketed 128 spots over its 2011 ranking - making it the biggest mover on the list.

Did You Know?

Several Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro outdoor amenities were named to the "Blue Ridge Outdoor Bucket List" by Blue Ridge Country in 2011, including: New River Junction (tubing), Appalachian Trail (hiking), New River Trail State Park (biking) and the New River (canoeing/kayaking).