In 2013 Lynchburg was ranked #65 by Forbes for best places for business and careers. Milken Institute ranked the Lynchburg area # 72 overall in it's "Best Performing Cities Index" for job growth, salary increases, and expansion of high-tech industries. Lynchburg and Northern Virginia were the only metro areas in the state to make the top 100. National Geographic ranks Lynchburg as one of the "Best Adventure Towns in the U.S., Editor's Pick" 2013. Lynchburg also places as one of the top places to retire by Forbes and CNN Money.