Job creation, good economics and low crime rates have landed Chandler on a list of America's best cities, according to 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware corporation that delivers financial news and opinion. Chandler was named the ninth best-run city in America at 247wallst.com. Citing that the most important function of local government is to encourage businesses to prosper and create jobs, writers found a lot of positives to say about Chandler.
To determine rankings, the site reviewed statistics and financial policies for the 100 largest U.S. cities by population and assessed their economies, fiscal discipline and standard of living to determine how well each is managed. Cities were ranked on violent crime stats, poverty rate, adult population that has graduated from high school and financial credit ratings. Chandler ranked in the top 15 of all the categories.