Forbes ranks Charlottesville as the nineteenth best place for business and careers. The accolades keep on coming. That’s 13 spots higher than last year.
Note two things – 1) the cost of living and the fact that despite the fact that they say “Charlottesville,” they mean “Charlottesville and Albemarle,” hence CharlAlbemarle.
Are there Two Charlottesvilles?
Struggles with Growth in Charlottesville/Albemarle and beyond
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Charlottesville is growing fast and not just in the rankings. There is a new wine festival called the “Monticello Wine & Food Festival”.
It’s in Greene County, 40 minutes from Charlottesville and an hour from Jefferson’s home. Maybe the city should start incorporating the urban area around it again and make Greene county part of the city as well as Albemarle.
Re: Two Charlottesvilles,
At least since the 1980’s two Charlottesvilles always referred to the rich (usually new transplants- bringing their wealth with them) and everyone else (the downwardly mobile middle class- what used to pass for middle class anyway). It was a gap which (for me) started to become noticeable in the 80’s, and it’s still noticeable now- only the balance has shifted and there are more wealthy transplants then “everyone else”. Many in the “everyone elses” (the ones I knew anyway) moved on to places with more opportunity.
Congrats on the accolades – did you notice who was 18th? 🙂
Hope all is well out there!
Real nice, Jeremy. Way to rub it in.
How do they determine what constitutes a small metro versus a regular one? Charlottesville is on the small list while Lynchburg is on the other list. Is it metros over 200k?
Regardless this is great news. If Charlottesville needs anything its small businesses. Don’t they typically provide higher paying jobs than the big box stores that are springing up along 29?