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Houston Named One of Milken Institute's Top-Performing Cities

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Houston moved up the ladder of the Milken Institute's annual best-performing cities list, coming in as the sixth-best in the US for 2014. (Last year, we were seventh.) The report highlights the Houston metro's consistent "phenomenal wage growth," which is 22% higher than the national average. Five of the top 10 cities are in Texas, with Austin barely losing the top slot to the San Francisco metro. The Lone Star State also dominated the small cities list, with three of the top 10 cities.

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