Free Enterprise Staff  | December 30, 2015

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Smart Government

With the year quickly winding to a close, it’s time to really start thinking about 2016. (Where did the time go?)

But we’d be remiss if we had our minds on next year without first reflecting on 2015, which has been the biggest in the history of From our #SiliconCitiesUSA series to huge interviews we got to do with the likes of Drew Bledsoe and Ted Leonsis, this has been a year we’ll never forget.

In keeping with that sentiment, beginning today and spanning through the end of the year we’ll be showcasing our editors’ favorite stories from 2015, as well as our most popular stories of the year from of our five content categories—Doing Good, Creating Opportunity, True Innovation, Smart Government, and America at Work.

We couldn’t have asked for a better 2015, but we’re even more excited for what next year holds. So stay tuned—we promise you won’t be disappointed.

The 5 Most Popular Smart Government Stories of 2015

10 Best and 10 Worst Academic Performers (Interactive Infographic)

This interactive infographic shows the 10 best and 10 worst states in terms of the quality and effectiveness of their education systems.

Buffalo, NY: Where the Cool Kids Want to Live

Part of our #SiliconCitiesUSA series, this profile of Buffalo explored why the city has become a destination for millennials.

Why You Should Move to Sioux Falls

Another story from our #SiliconCitiesUSA series, this piece shows how a diverse economy has long benefited Sioux Falls.

Report Reveals Secrets to U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth

We highlight the results of a landmark report released earlier this year, “Innovation That Matters: How City Networks Drive Civic Entrepreneurship.”

10 of the Craziest State Laws Still on the Books

There are many, many weird and wacky laws still on the books in states across the U.S. Here are 10 of the zaniest.