There is progress for the city of Clinton and a research company that ranks communities' economic status is taking notice.
Policom's list shows Clinton 105th nationally in micropolitans, which are towns with a population between 10,000 and 50,000.
A decade ago, Clinton was ranked 247th, and the leg up in the ranks could be because of the business growth in the city, as well as more higher paying jobs.
"Our rise in Clinton is due directly to an increase in the standard of living due to the quality jobs being produced in our economy," President & CEO of Clinton Chamber of Commerce Nathan Sondgeroth said.
He says he thinks the city is thriving because businesses want to be where people want to live and people want to live where businesses are growing.