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Newsmaker in business: Gainesville named to list of best-performing small cities
Gainesville's pedestrian bridge spans Jesse Jewell Parkway, linking downtown with midtown. - photo by Time file photo

Gainesville has been ranked third on a list of best-performing cities for small cities and metropolitan areas. The Milken Institute has released its Best-Performing Cities Index annually since 1999.

The index uses fact-based metrics in nine categories to evaluate the relative growth of metropolitan areas, including growth in jobs, wages and salaries, and technology output over time. The index also measures high-tech fields whose concentrations in a metro area are higher than the national average.

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