Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:50 AM

LIST RANKS CHATTANOOGA AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPROVED METRO AREAS IN U.S.

The growth of Volkswagen and the entrepreneurial economy in Chattanooga helped make the self-described "Gig City" one of the most improved metro cities in America this year, according to a new ranking of American cities based upon job and income growth and technology prowess. The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank based in Santa Monica, Calif., said Chattanooga was the fourth most improved metro area among the 200 largest metro cities included in its 2016 ranking of Best Performing cities. Most improved metros 1.Daytona Beach, Fla. 2.Richmond, Va. 3.Toledo, Ohio 4.Chattanooga 5.Rockford, Ill. Source: The study by Milken Institute Center for Jobs and Human Capital ranked the 200 largest metro markets in the United States based upon job creation, wage gains and technology developments. Best metros 1.San Jose, Calif. 2.Provo, Utah 3.Austin, Texas 4.San Francisco 5.Dallas 6.Raleigh, N.C. 7.Nashville 8.Fort Collins, Colo. 9.Orlando, Fla. 10.Seattle Source: The study by Milken Institute Center for Jobs and Human Capital ranked the 200 largest metro markets in the United States based upon job creation, wage gains and technology developments. Gig City - EPB Gig City - EPB Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. Chattanooga improved from being in the bottom ...

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