|12/14/2011||Marquette General Honored Nationally as one of the 2011 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For|
Marquette General has been selected as one of the country's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2011 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). In early 2011, as well as 2010, Marquette General had been recognized as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, prior to being named a winner on the national list.
In April 2011, Marquette was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA" community for its commitment to urban forestry. The City has proudly earned this national designation for 30 years!
In March 2011, Marquette was named one of the top micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine. The U.S. Census Bureau defines a micropolitan area as a rural county whose largest city does not exceed a population of 50,000. Five communities, including Marquette, tied for the #20 spot, out of a total of 576 micropolitan areas in the nation.
Outdoor Life Magazine has ranked Marquette in the top ten percent of their “Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen” in their May 2011 issue. The magazine showcased towns that not only offer excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing, but also provide good-paying jobs, a reasonable cost of living, low population density, good schools and overall quality of life.
In January 2011, the City of Marquette was recognized as one of the "Ten Winter Wonderlands for Retirement" by U.S. World & News & World Report. The magazine's staff sought out wintery locations that offer other amenities including access to hospitals and medical care, affordable housing, and a reasonable cost of living.
Marquette was recently recognized as one of the top five places to retire by CNN/Money.
The Peter White Public Library has won the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS). IMLS has selected five museums and five libraries to receive the 2010 National Medal. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions.