Wenatchee Ranks High In Forbes Best Small Places to Do Business Survey

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WENATCHEE, WA.-A national survey ranks Wenatchee among the Best small places for Business and Careers. The survey conducted by Forbes magazine ranks Wenatchee number 29 on the list behind Columbus, Indiana and Appleton, Wisconsin. Mt Vernon placed 27th in the survey. The rankings are based on three main factors: the cost of doing business, job growth, and education. The survey of 200 cities across the Country ranks Wenatchee as Number One in terms of the cost of doing business right ahead of Jacksonville, NC. Wenatchee ranks #11 in Job Growth and 99th in education.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.