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Raleigh ranks No. 5 among Best Performing Metros

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Source: Milken Institute

RALEIGH-CARY, NORTH CAROLINA, rose eight spots from the previous year, landing in fifth place. Although Raleigh experienced solid employment growth over the past several years, it was the acceleration in job creation in 2014 that boosted it in our rankings. The area is becoming one of the leading innovation hubs on the East Coast, as witnessed by its 11th-place ranking in the importance of high-tech to its economy.


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