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Houston: City of the Year?

Fast Company chooses Houston as its 2011 City of the Year, citing its sense of opportunity and general affordability as the major reasons for its selection.

In addition to having a mix of the Wild West and global entrepreneurial attitude, Houston is apparently also quite diverse:

"By the numbers, the city is currently 42% Anglo, 33% Hispanic, 18% African-American, and 7% Asian and other. Says Tony Diaz, director of Nuestra Palabra, a group that promotes Latino literature: "Houston is going to be the boilerplate for what the multicultural American dream looks like."

Houston at its best doesn't just tolerate its mixed heritage; it's a full embrace, and you can even taste it," writes Margaret Downing.

Full Story: O Pioneers: Why Houston Is Our City Of The Year

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