Remember Michael Milken, of junk-bond fame — or infamy? Well, he’s got an Institute these days (he got to keep most of his money) and they’re out with a rating of which “metros” are gettin’ it done in terms of job creation and economic growth. No. 1: Provo-Orem. (Orem?) No. 2: Raleigh-Cary.
That’s right, Raleigh-Cary is a Census Bureau metro, and it treats Durham and environs as a separate metro; the Durham metro came in 21st, two behind the Myrtle Beach-Conway area. Wilmington, NC, was No. 6.