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Think Tank Names Logan Second-Best Small City In U.S.


Logan has been named the second-best performing small city in the United States by the Milken Institute’s 2021 Best Performing Cities analysis.

The analysis shows a number of “outcomes-based” metrics to measure city performance, including job creation, output growth and wage gains. Additionally, housing affordability and household broadband access metrics were also included. High-performing cities, according to the analysis, “leverage their assets” to remain attractive to businesses and workers despite outside forces — specifically, the COVID-19 pandemic.


Logan moved up one spot from last year. The analysis cited sustained job and wage growth during the pandemic, as well as a “diversified, high-tech industrial base,” as assets contributing to Logan’s high performance. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.