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20 U.S. cities that are thriving

Published On: Oct 11 2013 12:02:00 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 14 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The economies of many American cities are improving. But in these 20 cities, they're thriving.

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To find America's 20 thriving cities, The Daily Beast looked at the 100 largest cities in the U.S. and compared them in population growth (20 percent), employment and earnings (30 percent), market strength (20 percent), infrastructure (15 percent),and intellectual capital (15 percent) and weighted them accordingly.

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