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Oshkosh ranked first in state by Milken Institute for 2012 Best-Performing Small Cities

OSHKOSH (January 25, 2013)— The Milken Institute recently released its 2012 Best-Performing Small Cities report, ranking Oshkosh first in Wisconsin and 43rd in the nation.

A variety of factors including job, wage and high-tech industry growth were used to determine the rankings.

“We are very pleased and excited that the Milken Institute has ranked Oshkosh as the No. 1 Best-Performing Small City in the State of Wisconsin,” said Rob Kleman, senior vice president-economic development at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.

“It is proof that the Oshkosh Chamber’s efforts, along with its other collaborative economic development partners’ efforts, to strengthen and diversify our economy are working. We will continue to partner with others to build a strong local and regional economy and build on the strengths that Oshkosh possesses as a community,” Kleman said.

Other small cities in the state that made the national list include LaCrosse, 52; Appleton, 57; Eau Claire, 107; Racine, 114; Fond du Lac, 116; Sheboygan, 151; Janesville, 175; Wausau, 176.

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that aims to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.

The full report can be found at http://image.emarketerpro.skylinetechnologies.com/lib/fef61177726006/m/1/Best-Performing-Cities-Report.pdf.