2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
In this high-growth era, technology and the life sciences boosted West Coast metros, including number one Seattle. Anchor companies and friendly business climates kept metros in the South humming along. A note from times gone by is a spot in the top 20 for Ann Arbor and the automotive industry.

1999

1. Seattle, WA
2. Austin, TX
3. Dallas, TX
4. Ventura, CA
5. Oakland, CA
6. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ
7. Denver, CO
8. San Jose, CA
9. Houston, TX
10. Atlanta, GA
11. Orange County, CA
12. San Diego, CA
13. Omaha, NE
14. Santa Rosa, CA
15. Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
16. San Francisco, CA
17. Boulder-Longmont, CO
18. Raleigh-Durham, NC
19. Ann Arbor, MI
20. Phoenix, AZ

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