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Northwest Arkansas is ranked by Forbes as one of the nation’s best when it comes to its impressive job growth.

The region sits at No. 2 for the third consecutive year on a Forbes’ list of Best Midsize Cities for Jobs. Northwest Arkansas ranks No. 10 overall this year. The magazine published the ranking last week.

The Forbes ranking is based on short-, medium- and long-term job growth dating back to 2006, and the publication evaluated all of the nation’s 422 metropolitan statistical areas. The Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA) job growth was 2.14 percent in 2017, Forbes reported.

The only midsize metro to perform better than Northwest Arkansas this year was the Provo-Orem MSA in Utah.

Northwest Arkansas is a consistent strong performer on the Forbes’ list of Best Midsize Cities for Jobs. Prior to ranking No. 2 for the past three years, it ranked No. 3 in 2015, and No. 10 in 2014.

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