Best Places to Live

Fargo, ND

Population: 113,464
Jeff Adkins

Founded in 2013, Emerging Prairie is a startup designed to connect the entrepreneurial network in Fargo-Moorhead, while the Fargo Morehead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) that meets weekly from October through May. Also in Fargo is North Dakota State University, a leading research university in the country. Being a college town, it might explain why Fargo is also one of the 99 Best Cities for Beer in the US.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 20%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 7%