Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Florida's Cleaniest Cities: Check it Out

The Sunshine State took four of the top-10 metro slots on the Forbes.com 2008 list of “America’s Cleanest Cities.” According to the magazine, clean water and air result from assertive steps by Florida’s cities as well as “the built-in advantage of weather patterns that blow out smog.” Miami took the top spot, followed by Jacksonville (No. 3), Orlando (No. 4) and Tampa/St. Petersburg (No. 8). On another bright note for Florida, air and water cleanliness apparently energizes these metro economies, according to the survey. Nine of the 10 cleanest cities showed population increases between 2000 and 2006.