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Rankings & Accolades



May 2022

BASIS Oro Valley, University High make Top 50 schools list

April 2022

University of Arizona Sweeps Online Program Rankings

February 2022
US News & World Report

Tucson and Eastern Pima County retain Gold status as Bicycle Friendly Community

January 2022

U.S. Cities with the Largest Growth in High-Paying Jobs

January 2022

UArizona Research Again Ranks Among Nation’s Top Public Universities

January 2022

Additional Rankings & Accolades

Tucson ranked No. 39, among the country’s top clean technology innovation hubs, according to the Cleantech Innovation Hubs Survey.

December 2021

Tucson ranked #6 Millennial Magnet

August 2021
Business Facilities

Tucson Ranks No. 9 Among New U.S. Tech Markets

July 2021
CBRE Research

Resonance Consultancy just released its annual report of America’s Best Cities and Tucson jumped up to No. 20, after ranking 41st last year.

July 2021
Resonance Consultancy

Survey - Tucson in top 10 cities where tech strength defied the pandemic.

July 2021
Linked In News

Tucson in Top 10 U.s. Cities preserving or enhancing their status as tech hubs

June 2021
LinkedIn Economic Graph Team

Pima Community College fills talent gap with av technology certificate program

May 2021
Smart Cities Drive

TUCSON named in five creative incentive programs for relocation

April 2021

TUCSON named 19th best city for new college graduates

April 2021


April 2021
The New York Times

Forbes names Tucson in 7 Best Cities For Remote Workers In 2021

March 2021

NAR names Tucson in Top 10 Commercial Real Estate Markets for 2021

March 2021
National Association of  Realtors®

Tucson ranks #3 for Cheapest Rent in the U.S.

March 2021

Tucson in Top 100 Most Culturally Diverse Cities in the U.S.

February 2021

Tucson restaurant in Yelp top 100 places to eat in the U.S. in 2021

February 2021

The Chuck Huckelberry Loop voted Best Recreational Trail by a panel of experts from USA TODAY

February 2021
USA Today

UArizona Places in Top 20 Among Public University Research Expenditures

February 2021
National Science Foundation

The Eller College Retains Top 10 Ranking Across Programs

January 2021
U.S. News & World Report

Tucson in Top 10 Remote-Ready Cities in the U.S.

January 2021

Pima County named #1 in the U.S. for the biggest gains in Talent attraction made in the last five years

January 2021

Tucson named one of the Hottest Housing Markets

December 2020

Tucson Among 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021

December 2020
Travel + Leisure

Tucson Among Affordable Cities Where People Want to Live

November 2020
USA Today

Pima County named the Eighth-Largest County in the U.S.

October 2020
Fourth Economy

Tucson named the Ninth-Best Large U.S. City to Visit

October 2020
Condé Nast Travel

WalletHub names Tucson in Top 20 Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Faster Than National Average

September 2020

SSG names Tucson as Market to recover from COVID-19

July 2020
Site Selectors Guild

CBRE names Tucson One of the Next 25 Markets

July 2020

Tucson ranked in Top 50 for Tech Salaries

June 2020
AZ Big Media

Tucson Among Top 10 US Cities Best Positioned To Recover From Coronavirus

May 2020

Tucson ranks #1 in U.S. in Google Search for “Homes for Sale” Since COVID-19

May 2020

Tucson Among Top Places to Recover Post-Pandemic

April 2020
Yahoo! News

Tucson ranked One of Ten Best Cities for Startup Costs

January 2020

Tucson ranked One of 35 Potential Innovation Centers

January 2019
The Brookings Institution

University of Arizona Ranks in Top 20 in Research Funding

November 2019
National Science Foundation

University of Arizona Ranked in the Top 100 Higher Education Institutions in the World

July 2019
Times Higher Education World
Reputation Rankings

Tucson Ranked #4 Destination Spa in the U.S.

July 2019
Travel + Leisure Magazine

Tucson Ranked One of the Best Places to Live in 2019

July 2019
Outside Online

Tucson Ranked #1 of Up-and-Coming Tech Talent Markets

July 2019
Watch national recognition on CNBC

Top 10 States Winning the Talent War in 2019

July 2019

Tucson Ranked in Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future

June 2019
fDi Intelligence

Tucson in Top 100 of Best Large Cities to Start a Business

May 2019

Tucson is Arizona’s Best ‘Staycation’ City

May 2019

Tucson Named One of the U.S.’ Fastest Growing Technology Metropolises in 2019

Summer 2019
Oliver Wyman Forum

Tucson Ranked 3rd on Senior Living’s Top 20 Cities for LGBTQ Retirement in 2019

April 2019
Senior Advice

Tucson Named One of the Seven Rising Cities to be on Your 2019 Travel Bucket List

October 2018

Best Cities Ranks Tucson in the Top 100 Cities in the World

March 2018
Best Cities

Tucson Named the “Hippest City” in Arizona

February 2018

Tucson Determined to be the Most Fun City in Arizona, #26 in nation

September 2017

Tucson Tops USA Cities as the Best College Town to Invest In

September 2017
The Real Deal

ASU Ranked #1 as the Most Innovative School in the Country

September 2017
U.S. News & World Report

Tucson Ranked Second Best Small City in the U.S.

June 2017

Tucson Ranked 9th on Business Insider’s 10 U.S. Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

June 2017
Business Insider

Three Tucson-Area Schools Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

April 2017
U.S. News & World Report

University of Arizona Improves Overall Score in Best Global Universities List

October 2016
U.S. News & World Report

Tucson Named One of the Fastest Job Growth Cities in U.S.

August 2016

Wine Enthusiast Names Tucson Best “Under-the-Radar” Food City in America

July 2016
Wine Enthusiast

U.S. News & World Reports Ranks Tucson as One of the Best Places to Live in America

March 2016
U.S. News & World Report

Tucson Named One of the Best Places to Live for Triathletes

February 2016

Arizona in Good Position in Latest Crop of Business-Friendly Rankings

February 2016
Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson

Market Watch Ranks Tucson Among Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family

January 2016

Money Magazine Ranks Tucson #4 for Millennials

October 2015
Money Magazine

Tucson Ranks Among Best AZ Cities for Millennials

February 2015

Tucson Named as One of the Top 10 Cities for Global Trade

November 2014
Global Trade Magazine

Tucson Named a Top Southwest City for Millennials

July 2014
Havas PR North America

Tucson Ranked One of the Top 5 Cities for Entrepreneurs

August 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

Tucson Ranks #2 on the List of the Top 20 Cities for 20-Somethings

August 2013

Tucson #2 Most Affordable Metro Area in the Country

August 2013
Huffington Post

Fast Company Ranks Arizona #4 Overall in the “United States of Innovation”

April 2013
Fast Company

CareerBliss Ranks Tucson #2 City to Find a Job (based on happiness data, employment trends and job openings)

January 2013

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