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Knoxville improves on Milken best-performing cities list

Metropolitan Knoxville rose to 92nd on the Milken Institute’s 2010 list of the best-performing cities in America, up 27 spots from 119th last year.

The regional economy regained some momentum with a slight improvement in job growth — a 0.59 percent increase from April 2009 to April 2010 — and a better-than-average performance in wages and salaries growth.

That’s a mighty slender increase in job growth, but it’s a better showing than most other metro economies.

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