Best-Performing Cities
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San Jose, CA

#Large Metro

2nd
Short-term
Job Growth

1st
High-Tech GDP
Concentration

1st
High-Tech
Industries

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Fargo, ND-MN

#Small Metro

8th
Job
Growth

5th
Wage
Growth

26th
High-Tech
GDP Growth

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Inside Best-Performing Cities

What drives the economic momentum of the most dynamic metros in the United States? The Milken Institute's annual Best-Performing Cities report identifies the latest trends and most relevant factors powering regional growth. Our index uses a comprehensive, fact-based set of criteria to rank the nation's metropolitan areas. This year's findings reveal how technology and oil played significant roles in regional economies around the nation but in vastly different ways.
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