Atlanta was among the “best performing” cities in the country when it comes to areas such as impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, according to the Milken Institute’s annual study.

Overall, six Florida and four California cities ranked among the top-25 Best-Performing Cities Index, with Provo-Orem, Utah and its robust high-tech sector and broad-based job/wage growth, sitting at the top. Raleigh, N.C., with its comparatively low business costs and thriving research and development-driven industries, ranked second in the nation.