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Best Performing Cities 2021

Milken Institute
February 2021

Cities drive economic growth nationwide. They are the primary locations where businesses create new jobs and workers earn higher wages, keeping the United States competitive in the global economy. However, metro areas are also incredibly diverse. Each has unique characteristics generated through a combination of investment and policy choices that influence the community’s economic outcomes. The Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities Index (BPC) provides a means for comparing metro areas’ recent performance.

Provo-Orem, Utah, takes the top spot among this year’s Best-Performing Large Cities on the str ength of job, wage, and high-tech GDP growth. Salt Lake City came in at at #4.

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