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Forbes/Milken Institute Best Places Index
May 01, 1999
Publisher: Forbes/Milken Institute

Old-economy industry clusters were suppliers, factories and transportation. In the new economy, it's brainpower, and those cities with a critical mass of skilled workers, established employers and entrepreneurs in knowledge-based industries are the top hot spots for doing business and advancing a career. The proximity of research institutions and universities, with their profusion of Ph.D.'s helps a lot, too.

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