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Three Texas cities among best performing, says Milken Institute Three Texas cities among best performing, says Milken Institute https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=188022018-01-12T06:00:00Z2018-01-12T16:00:00Z

​​​​SANTA MONICA, Calif. – ​​​​​​Three Texas metros have landed in the top ​25 of​ the ​Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities 2017 Index.

​​​​​​​Dallas-Plano-Irving, Austin-Round Rock, ​​​and San Antonio-New Braunfels ranked third, ninth, and 19th, respectively.  ​​​​​​​​​

According to the report, Dallas has added over 50,000​​​​​ high-skilled professional, scientific, and technical industry jobs in the last five years. ​​

Provo-Orem, Utah, ranked first on the list. Raleigh, N.C., ranked second.

The Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index has been published annually since 1999. According to the institute, "The index uses fact-based metrics in nine categories to evaluate the relative growth of metropolitan areas. Metrics include growth in jobs, wages and salaries, and technology output over time. The index also measures high-tech fields whose concentrations in a metropolitan area are higher than the national average."

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