Raleigh, N.C., it seems, is the best place to be in the U.S. right now.
It ranks No. 1 in Forbesâ€™ 2008 list and was also top in 2007 — consistent placement among these lists is truly rare. It ranks No. 2 in Kiplingerâ€™s list this year (â€œRaleigh is a work in progress, but 2008 should be the turning point,â€ Kiplinger notes).
The city is also Fortune SmallÂ Business magazineâ€™s current No. 20 place to â€œlive and launch.â€