Fresno Gains in National Economic Survey
09/12/2008

The City of Fresno has made significant improvement on the latest Milken Institute list of America’s ‘Top Performing Cities.’ The annual index is widely considered a snapshot of where jobs are being created and sustained.

Fresno jumped from number 66 all the way to number 47 in this year’s rankings based on improvements in technology, energy and trade sectors. Said Mayor Alan Autry, “The Milken Institute is a respected ‘think tank’ that measures a community’s overall economic health. The findings in this survey underscore the fact that collectively, our community and region are heading in the right direction.”

The Milken Institute is an independent, non-partisan economic research organization dedicated to improving the lives and economic conditions of diverse populations around the world.

The complete Milken Institute list can be viewed and downloaded at http://bestcities.milkeninstitute.org.