The Milken Institute has released its 2020 Best-Performing Cities Index and Grand Junction, Colorado, was highlighted among the biggest gainers on the list for the second consecutive year. Grand Junction jumped 50 points to #81 overall, breaking into the Top 100 Best-Performing Small Cities for the first time.

Notably, Grand Junction ranks high in job growth (#28 for 2017-2018 and #29 for 12-month job growth). Most impressive, however, is a #17 raking for wage growth (measured 2016-2017).

View the full report and the methodology behind it here.