Shouts to my homie Adam at D Magazine for the scoop on the Forbes Magazine piece. Dallas dropped to 29th (out of 40 cities), from a ranking of 20th in 2005. The cities ahead of Dallas include Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Sacramento.
Here is the list (link).
The list ranks cities according to several categories: Singles, Nightlife, Culture, Coolness, Online Dating, Cost of Living, and Job Growth.
Such ratings may seem silly to some people, but a lot of people read this list.
Dallas scored decently in the areas of job growth and cost of living. Which means that Dallas has a good story but no one is getting the story out to the rest of the county.
Maybe if they read my article on retaining top talent (link), we'd fare a little better.