COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus, which has earned national and regional rankings over the past five years for its architectural significance, beauty and business appeal, has a new ranking for people to chat about over coffee this week.
It’s the most boring metropolitan area among the 15 in Indiana, according to Business Insider, a national website which crunched 2015 Census Bureau data this fall to rank the most exciting and most boring cities in every state across America.
To reach its conclusions, Business Insider took counts of the number of establishments for 66 different types of businesses — such as breweries, art dealers, and museums — that can make a city more interesting, it said.
The Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metropolitan area, with a population just under 2 million, ranked as Indiana’s most exciting. Columbus, with a population of 81,011 (including all of Bartholomew County), was ranked most boring among the state’s 15 metro areas by Business Insider.
Find out what city leaders have to say about that in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.