POSTED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 7:42am
UPDATED: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 7:42am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage is among U.S. metropolitan centers ranked as the best for creating and sustaining jobs.
The Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities 2010 report ranks Alaska's largest city 8th among the nation's 200 largest metro areas. Fairbanks was 34th among smaller cities ranked by the economic think tank.
Among large urban centers, Texas took five of the top 10 spots, with the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area ranked first, followed by the Austin-Round Rock area in second, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area in fourth, El Paso in ninth and the Houston-Sugar Land-Bayton area in 10th place.
Huntsville, Ala., ranked third, followed by Washington state's Kennewick-Richland-Pasco area in fifth place, the greater Washington, D.C. area in sixth and North Carolina's Raleigh-Cary area in seventh.