Work in Fargo-Moorhead:
- Fargo tops the list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2014, according to Forbes magazine, and has consistently ranked among the top 5.
- Fargo ranked 3rd among Best-Performing Small Cities in 2013, according to the Milken Institute, and has ranked in the top 10 in this report since 2009 due to its educated workforce and regionally important technology, energy and healthcare industries.
- The Lumina Foundation lists Minnesota 2nd and North Dakota 4th among best-educated states in 2014.
- North Dakota ranked 1st and Minnesota 6th in job creation in 2013 according to Gallup.
- North Dakota is the best state for women-owned businesses, according to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express OPEN.
Live in Fargo-Moorhead:
- North Dakota bumped Hawaii as the happiest state in the union in 2013 according to Gallup. Minnesota ranked 4th.
- Cost of living 3.2% below national average and average commute of 17 minutes according to Forbes magazine 2014.
- Variety of cultural and educational opportunities due to presence of 3 surrounding universities.
- According to a 2013 Gallup poll, North Dakota topped all states with 87% of residents showing confidence in their public schools and Minnesota came in 3rd with 81%.
- Fargo ranks among the top 25 of CNN Money's Best Places to Live and Launch, with low crime, low unemployment, shopping and a bustling downtown among the city's benefits.
- Bloomberg Businessweek listed Cass County (home of Fargo-West Fargo) as the Best Affordable Place to live in 2011.
- Fargo ranked 2nd among best cities for health, fitness and quality of life according to Men's Health and Women's Health magazines in 2010.