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.

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."

Full Story: Olive Branch rated nation's fastest-growing city

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