Keeping Track: Where the action is

BUSINESS DESTINATIONS

Based on such factors as new hotels, major attractions, and airport expansion, Successful Meetings magazine ranks these five cities as the prime meeting locations of the future:

1.) Anaheim, Calif.

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2.) Anchorage, Alaska

3.) Austin, Texas

4.) Biloxi, Miss.

5.) Boston

START-UPS

The best places to grow a company continue to be mostly Western, Southeastern, and smaller cities, according to Cognetics Inc., a Cambridge, Mass. group that studies business growth. This year's ranking:

1.) Las Vegas

2.) Austin, Texas

3.) Fargo, N.D.

4.) Savannah, Ga.

5.) Sioux Falls, S.D.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT

Foreigners shoveled more of their real-estate dollars this year into US cities with booming economies, especially those heavy with high-tech firms. The Washington-based Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate lists the following cities as the top places for foreign investment:

1.) New York

2.) Washington

3.) San Francisco

4.) Boston

5.) Chicago

Compiled by Sara Steindorf

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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