Provo has zoomed up five ranks to #2 in Milken Institute’s 2013 Best Performing Cities. Way to go Provo! Provo metro area has recored the highest one-year job growth among its peers in 2012 and seventh-highest job growth over the year ending in July 2013. Software, anchored by Novell, and computer system design have led the expansion. The backbone of the metro’s thriving tech sector is Brigham Young University.
The 2013 Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics. Check out Provo’s ranking here». Download the report here».