The city of Owensboro has racked another impressive honor. The Milken Institute has ranked Owensboro in their "2016 Best-Performing Cities" list.

Owensboro's overall rank is 85. The 2016 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Owensboro scored well in the areas of 5-year job growth, short-term job growth, 1-year wages & salary growth, and 1-year job growth.