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Tuesday, July 02, 2019 5:10 pm

Study: Fort Wayne 12th-best-run city in US

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne is the 12th-best-run city in the country, according to a new study by financial website Wallethub. 

The city was ranked the best-run in Indiana, followed by Gary in 79th place and Indianapolis in 99th.

The study, which was released Tuesday, compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities based on operating efficiency. Each city's score was comprised of 37 performance indicators grouped into six categories -- financial stability, education, health, safety, economy and infrastructure and pollution. The study also looked at total budget per capita. 

"This is a tremendous accomplishment to receive national recognition and be listed as the best run city in Indiana," Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement.

"We’re working together each day to make Fort Wayne the leader in economic development opportunities, high-wage jobs, strong neighborhoods, and quality of life amenities that make us attractive for businesses, individuals and families," Henry said. "It’s a great time to be part of all of the initiatives taking place in our community to move us in the right direction for today and the future with positive momentum and investments occurring like never before."

dgong@jg.net