Metro area rises in job-growth rankings

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'l'he Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks third on the 2013 Best Cities for Job Growth list released by New Geography. This is a jump of 18 spots over last year's No. 21 ranking for its category., which olfers economic, demographic and political commentary, examined all 398 metro areas in the U.S. The Fayetteville-Spńngdale-Rogers area is listed in the midsize-city category. To be in this category, total employment for an area must be between 150,000 and 450,000 jobs.

Northwest Arkansas is the highest-rated midsize metro area in Arkansas, with the Little Rock-North Little Rock- Conway metro area coming in at No. 47. Looking at all sized metro areas, Northwest Arkansas ranks 12th, moving up from 107 in 2012.

"This is a big honor for the region," said Raymond Burnsl president and chief executive ofiîcer of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in a news release. “It speaks to the quality of this region. Jobs continue to be created at a high rate. Northwest Arkansas now has more people working than before the recession.”

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