The Milken Institute publishes an annual report ranking America's "Best-Performing Cities" in terms of economic stability and vitality, and this year Salt Lake City once again landed in the top ten. The ranking is based on how housing markets; economic diversity; job creation, retention, and quality; wage growth; and other criteria factor into overall economic health.

Among the reasons cited for Salt Lake's high ranking were its young, highly-skilled workforce, its low costs for relocating businesses, its tourism- and business-friendly transportation infrastructure, and its "expanding financial and high-tech center."

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