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Edward J. Hannon quoted in article “2017’s Best Small Cities in America”


Below is an excerpt:

Living in a small city can be fulfilling, but it comes with challenges as well. For additional insight, we asked a panel of experts in fields such as urban development and public safety to share their thoughts on the pros and cons of small-city life and how to make these areas more attractive to prospective dwellers.

What are the most important financial factors to consider when deciding where to live?

"This answer will depend upon which stage you are in life. From the perspective of a recent college graduate, a relevant factor would be a location that had a number of employment options rather than a 'single employer' town. From a business owner's perspective, your focus would likely be on the employee talent pool and state and local tax rates."