New Ranking of City Economies Has Red States Dominating the Top 10

New Ranking of City Economies Has Red States Dominating the Top 10


All but one of the best-performing cities in the country are in states that voted Republican in 2020, pushing out cities in blue states like California.

San Francisco fell from the top spot to Number 24 and was replaced by Provo, Utah, in The 2021 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index that was released Wednesday.

“A relatively new innovation center with significantly lower costs than Silicon Valley or Silicon Beach, Provo-Orem has attracted tech giants including Qualtrics, Vivint, and SmartCitizen, among others,” Axios reported.

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The 2021 version of the index put an emphasis on jobs, wages and high-tech growth and incorporated housing affordability and household broadband access.

The top 10 cities this year are in Utah, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Idaho, Arizona, Tennessee and Alabama.

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Three of the top cities are in

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