NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 – The Worth Group, an integrated media company that produces content of the highest quality for sophisticated consumers, high net worth individuals, wealth advisors, prominent organizations and world-class brands, today announces the full list of the 15 most dynamic cities in America as chosen by the Worth editorial team. An annual franchise, Worth Destinations is the authoritative list of America’s most dynamic cities, chosen for their thriving entrepreneurial, economic, cultural, philanthropic, tourist and civic activity. The first two Worth Destinations, announced earlier this month, were Nashville and San Diego.
The full list of Worth Destinations 2016 is as follows:
- Atlanta, GA
- Charleston, SC
- Dallas, TX
- Denver, CO
- Kansas City, MO
- Nashville, TN
- New Orleans, LA
- New York, NY
- Orlando, FL
- Palm Springs, CA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Pittsburgh, PA
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
“This list of 15 cities tells a remarkable story of rebirth, reinvention and growth,” says Worth editor in chief and chief content officer Richard Bradley. “Particularly in an election year when much of the political dialogue is about what people feel may not be working well in America, Worth Destinations highlights communities that are leveraging their unique assets to build economic and social prosperity. These cities serve as examples of success stories that other U.S. markets can emulate.”
Launched with the June/July issue of Worth—the largest issue in the magazine’s 24-year history and one dedicated to a holistic evaluation of the business, investing, travel, civic leadership and quality of life attributes in 15 U.S. cities—Worth Destinations is a yearlong editorial exploration that will include 12 months of coverage on each of the Worth Destinations via digital, radio, broadcast and live-event channels. Additionally, some of the country’s most compelling local philanthropy stories will be highlighted by Worth’s philanthropy editor, three-time Emmy Award winner Soledad O’Brien, under the Worth Giving with Soledad O’Brien brand.
Each city was chosen based on a specific set of parameters after months of research and deliberation by the Worth editorial team. The criteria include:
- Quality of life
- Business climate
- Entrepreneurial community and environment
- Cultural offerings
- Civic leadership
- Urban innovation
“From the perspective of small investors and small businesses, Worth Destinations is an invaluable compilation of American success stories,” says Tony Robbins, business strategist, author of MONEY Master the Game: Seven Simple Steps to Financial Freedom and a Worth contributor. “These are cities in which both investors and businesspeople have made profound contributions that help create a road map for investors and businesspeople around the country.”
“Worth Destinations 2016 shows how the public and private sectors working together have helped rejuvenate cities across the country,” says Wesley Chan, founder of Google Analytics, managing director at Felicis Ventures and a Worth contributor. “Any city looking to foster economic growth can look at these entrepreneurial stories for inspiration.”
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