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Recognizing the Achievements of the City of Hopkins

In recent years, the City of Hopkins has been presented with several achievement awards.

Hopkins One of Best Places in MN To Start A Business

In 2015, NerdWallet, a consumer finance website, conducted a study to find the best places in Minnesota to start a business – and Hopkins ranked 19th of 123 places studied in Minnesota with populations of 5,000 or more. With a population of 17,785, the city of Hopkins has 1,651 businesses and features high average revenue per business ($2,543,037). Hopkins also enjoys a high percentage of businesses with paid employees (36.8%). These factors have helped maintain a strong local business climate for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Forbes Ranks Hopkins as the 13th Friendliest City in the U.S.

In 2012, along with, examined over 1,000 cities with populations between 5,000 and 150,000 to find the 15 friendliest cities in America. Hopkins was ranked as number 13. Find out more about the survey by going to America’s Friendliest Towns.

Hopkins Recognized as Third Most Walkable City in Minnesota

WalkScore.Com analyzes cities throughout the United States. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle. See the Walk Score website for more information. The 63 largest cities in Minnesota have an average Walk Score of 37. The most walkable cities in Minnesota are MinneapolisSt. Paul, and Hopkins.

Hopkins: Blue Star Award Winning Community

Hopkins was one of the first four cities in Minnesota to have won the Blue Star Award. Blue Star Award-winning communities are those that are taking a leadership role in protecting Minnesota’s water resources and public health through excellence in stormwater management. For more about this program, go to Blue Star Award.