Zhengzhou and Columbus

Wrapping up our list at #20 is Zhengzhou and Columbus (Ohio).  It's been a great month of education and learning and these two cities are a great wrap up to our list.  If for no better reason than their growth over the last 20-25 years.  These two cities are also growing in the biotech/medical scene.  Both cities are well known for their zoos. 


  • Population - 3.7 million
  • Location - Located in the center of China, about 500 miles south of Beijing and 300 miles east of Xi'an.
  • Fun Fact -Zhengzhou has grown nearly seven fold in population since 1949. 


  • Population - 835,000
  • Location - Located in the center of the state of Ohio.
  • Fun Fact - Columbus is the test market for fast food in the United States.