Mobile was ranked as the 10th “hottest” city in America in a new survey, published by MSN Money.
MSN named Mobile among its 15 hottest U.S. cities for 2015. The popular website said that each of the cities “will be booming” in 2015 “thanks to new jobs, growing industries, burgeoning art and food scenes, and affordable real estate.”
The article highlighted Mobile’s thriving port, expanding international trade and prime location on the Gulf Coast as reasons for making the list.
“Mobile will become the Southern trading hub of the U.S.,” according to MSN.
The news outlet compiled its ranking using factors that included job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well being of residents. It also took into account how “innovative and cool the city is.”
Other cities on the list included Austin, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Nashville and Pittsburgh, Pa.
“This is more proof that Mobile is on track to become the safest, most business and family-friendly city by 2020,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said in a statement. “We are no longer a city of perpetual potential. We are a city taking advantage of our potential, placing ourselves in the same league as other great cities across the nation.”