Austin takes top spot as ‘best-performing’ US city




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AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — The Austin area has retaken the top spot on the Milken Institute’s prestigious 2024 Best-Performing Cities list.

Such a listing will undoubtedly draw the eyes of people looking for a new place to live or start a business, and it combats anyone’s perception that Austin has passed its prime.

The index from the nonprofit think tank has been published annually since 1999 and ranks cities on a variety of metrics, including job creation, wage growth and output growth. Designed to help the public and private sectors evaluate and compare cities throughout the nation, the list is particularly handy for Realtors, job recruiters and site selectors.

Read the full story from the Austin Business Journal.


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