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Provo, Utah's a metro? (Or, Raleigh-Cary is No. 2)

Posted by on Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Remember Michael Milken, of junk-bond fame -- or infamy? Well, he's got an Institute these days (he got to keep most of his money) and they're out with a rating of which "metros" are gettin' it done in terms of job creation and economic growth. No. 1: Provo-Orem. (Orem?) No. 2: Raleigh-Cary.

That's right, Raleigh-Cary is a Census Bureau metro, and it treats Durham and environs as a separate metro; the Durham metro came in 21st, two behind the Myrtle Beach-Conway area. Wilmington, NC, was No. 6.

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