The largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers named two Missouri cities as American Dream Towns. Cape Girardeau and Branson both made American City Business Journals’ American Dream Town list.
It ranks Cape Girardeau at 66 and Branson at 103. The rankings are based on a survey comparing 140 micropolitan regions in 20 statistical categories such as median income, commute time, homeownership rates and education. Each city has between 10,000 and 50,000 residents.