File this under “In case you missed it.”
I’m a few days behind on this, but since I typically throw a post up when Portland gets itself on some national “Best Of…” or “Top Cities For…” list (which is fairly often), I ought to make mention of Time magazine’s recent plaudits.
About a month after the website 24/7 Wall St. dinged Portland as being one of the American cities with the highest tax burdens, Time took a very different stance on taxes in Maine’s largest city.
Time listed Portland as one of nine cities “getting it right” in its “Solutions for America” section, according to a news release last week from City Hall.
Here’s an excerpt from the magazine about the Forest City, as redistributed by, well the Forest City:
The largest coastal city north of Boston has long outgrown its reputation as a quaint tourist town. Aided by the nation’s lowest overall tax burdens for new investment and a 26-acre medical-tech campus, Portland is attracting highly skilled workers to its growing finance, insurance, education and health care sectors. It’s hip, foodie-friendly downtown and seaside location don’t hurt either.Portland boasts an educated workforce: 45% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree.