“Seventh place Columbia, Md., a 97,506-population town between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, is packed with restaurants, parks and music venues, and it is zoned against big boxes, making it exceptionally small business friendly.”
Zoned against big boxes?
Could it be that Columbia received this recognition under false pretenses?
The list was compiled by a corporate relocation consulting group from San Francisco called ZoomProspector.com. I’m guessing that they never actually visited Columbia.