Normal came in eighth on a list from Nerd Wallet Finance, for fastest growing cities in Illinois.
The study looked at population, employment and income from 2009 to 2012. The results came as a slight surprise to City Manager Mark Peterson because the growth isn't like it was a few years ago.
Peterson says he is proud of the ranking, nonetheless, and wants to see the town continue to grow.
"We expect to be there, frankly. What we have to offer as a community, we would probably be concerned if we were not anywhere near the top. We would be concerned and surprised,” said Peterson.
The City of Bloomington came in No. 21 in the study.
For more on the study, click here.
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