The Milken Institute has named Sioux Falls as one of the nation's strongest economies in its recently released annual Best Performing Cities Index.

Ranking 14th nationally in the small metros category, Sioux Falls moved up 13 spots from the previous year, demonstrating a vibrant and growing economy that is being recognized on the national level for its success.

"We're proud of the strong years Sioux Falls has had recently with increased employment, wages, and overall economic activity," stated Darrin Smith, Director of Community Development for the City of Sioux Falls.