- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
The American City Business Journals announced last week what we already knew: The Cape Girardeau region is a great place to live.
Our region was named an American Dreamtown by the publication, No. 66 on the list. Cape Girardeau ranked ahead of Branson, Mo. (103rd on the list and the only other Missouri town) and Paducah, Ky., which was No. 85.
The publication compared 140 micropolitan areas -- a central community with 10,000 to 50,000 population -- in 20 categories based on census data.
According to an article on the Business Journals' Web site, the highest scores went to well-rounded places with light traffic, healthy economies, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks, strong educational systems, and easy access to big-city attractions.
The article noted that more retirees are considering moving out of big cities and into small towns.
Thanks go to our community leaders, past and present, for shaping Cape Girardeau.
It's nice to have the recognition in a magazine. It's even nicer to have a great place to live and work.