With local governments across the country being tested by the COVID- 19 pandemic and the resulting financial crises facing hundreds of municipalities across the country, plus problems arising the recent protests, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2020s Best and Worst Run American Cities.

To determine the effectiveness of local leadership, WalletHub compared 150 of the largest US cities based on their operating efficiency. For each city, WalletHub constructed a “Quality of City Services” score - consisting of 38 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories - that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget.

And where is Shreveport in all of this? Well, despite our longtime employment problems and ongoing financial woes, both only exacerbated by the Coronavirus stay-at-home orders, maybe not as bad as you might think. Out of those 150 American towns, Shreveport finished at 107.

Top 10 Best Run Cities in the USA

1) Nampa, Idaho

2) Boise, Idaho

3) Provo, Utah

4) Las Cruces, New Mexico

5) Durham, North Carolina

6) Lexington, Kentucky

7) Missoula, Montana

8) Ft. Wayne, Indiana

9) Virginia Beach, Virginia

10) Nashua, New Hampshire

10 Worst Run Cities in the USA

141) Flint, Michigan

142) Chicago, Illinois

143) Detroit Michigan

144) Oakland, California

145) Hartford, Connecticut

146) New York City, New York

147) Chattanooga, Tennessee

148) Gulfport, Mississippi

149) San Francisco, California

150) Washington, D.C.

And how about Shreveport at 107 - ahead of Cincinnati at 108, but behind (surprisingly?) Nashville at 106? Well, here are the WalletHub metrics: Shreveport ranks 147 out of 150 cities in the country for Quality of City Services, but fares markedly better in Total Budget per Capita, rising to the 56 spot.

To see the complete WalletHub list of 2020's Best and Worst Run American Cities and to get more details and a complete metric breakdown and analysis, JUST CLICK HERE!