Birmingham amassed 42 accolades in 2018 – that's positive mentions in national articles and positive rankings among our peers.
Birmingham appeared in Forbes, Barron’s, U.S. News and World Report, Inc., CNN, the Travel Channel and others. Take a look at some of the highlights.
Birmingham is known for its JOBS.
ABODO named Birmingham the no. 1 metro area for health care jobs.
WalletHub said Birmingham was one of the best places to start a career.
Are you a gig worker? You can flourish in Birmingham, said U.S. News and World Report.
Same goes for if you are in the craft beer industry. The Penny Hoarder put us in its top 10 for the best places to find jobs.
Glassdoor ranked us no. 13 in its best cities for jobs.
Looking to start a business? Inc. magazine named us one of the best places to do just that.
Birmingham is known for its AFFORDABILITY.
Owners.com called us a top 10 market for homebuyers.
Trulia wrote that a paycheck goes a long way here.
SmartAsset ranked us as one of the most affordable big cities in America.
City Lab chose Birmingham as one of the cities where you get the biggest bang for your buck.
According to 55places.com, we’re among the top places to retire.
We are the eighth most affordable city to live in work in 2019, Business Student said.
Birmingham is known for its TECHNOLOGY.
Ozy.com kicked off 2018 by calling us a “mecca for startups.”
Livability.com called us the no. 2 up and coming tech hotspot.
Innovation Depot, one of Birmingham’s greatest assets for innovation and technology, was profiled by venturebeat.com.
Forbes took a deep dive into Birmingham’s tech scene.
Barron’s called our city an addition to tech’s growing list of hubs.
The Tech Tribune has its eye on Birmingham in 2019, predicting our city’s top tech startups of 2019.
Birmingham is known for its FOOD.
After Highlands Bar & Grill was named the most outstanding restaurant in America at the James Beard Awards, The New York Times zoomed in on pastry chef Dolester Miles, who also won big at the awards.
Over the summer, Andrew Zimmern called us his “favorite small city for food in the country right now” and, by year’s end, our episode of his show aired on the Travel Channel.
Trip Advisor called us one of its 10 up and coming foodie cities.
Birmingham is known for being all-around AWESOME.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the region’s greatest assets, was named the top young university in the country by Times Higher Education.
Rebirth happens all the time in our city, including in Avondale, which was profiled by livability.com.
We may not have gotten the HQ2 bid, but we still came out ahead, said CNN.
Global Traveler called us one of the seven most underrated cities in the Southeast.
Roy Wood Jr. penned a beautiful piece about Alabama for The New York Times.
Birmingham might surprise – and even delight! – you, said the Star Tribune.
We love to volunteer, said Barna.
American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, did an extensive look at Birmingham and at Alabama in a multi-page spread.