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by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 01, 2016
SmartAsset, an online service offering financial advice, data visualizations and tools, has released its second annual ranking of the best cities for conferences in 2016. To create the list, SmartAsset analyzed 102 of the largest U.S. cities using factors such as the number and size of hotels in the city, the average room rate, the average cost of a three-course meal for one person at a mid-range restaurant, the distance between downtown and the airport, the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people, and the number of restaurants and other entertainment venues as a percentage of all businesses. Following are the top 20 cities.