The Fastest-Growing City in the U.S.

Would you believe its Olive Branch, Mississippi? Since 1990, the Memphis suburb has grown an astonishing 838 percent.
April 29, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Bloomberg Businessweek crunched the numbers, attributing the rapid growth to "a relatively low unemployment rate and relatively high income levels."

Ron Maxey got the local perspective:

"Vickie Dupree, executive director of the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce, said it isn't just low unemployment and high income that make the city a nice place to live.

"It's also the good schools, the small-town atmosphere, the good tax rate," she said."

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Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in The Commercial Appeal
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