Worcester’s National Rankings - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Worcester’s National Rankings

Worcester is a Nationally Recognized City

#2 (New England) and #33 (national) on “Best Cities to Start a Business” – Wallet Hub, 2016

#2 out of 80 on “Friendliest US Cities for Small Businesses” – Thumbtack, 2017

#5 on “Best Places to Be a Teacher” – SmartAsset.com, 2022

#6 on “Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Northeast – Livability, 2023

#8 out of 25 on “Safest Places to Live in the US” – US News and World Report, 2023

#11 out of 25 on Top 25 Best Places to Live in the Northeast – Livability, 2024

#12 on “Top U.S. Markets for Job Growth Recovery from COVID-19” – Boston Business Journal, 2021

#13 on “Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals” – WalletHub, 2023

#15 on “Top 25 Life Sciences Research Talent Clusters” – CBRE, 2022

#33 on “Best Places to Retire” – US News and World Report, 2023

#41 out of 228 on “Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America” – Niche, 2023

#52 on “100 Best Places to Live in the US” – Livability, 2019