I love lists and rankings — I guess everybody does — but they do have their problems. Today, the Milken Institute in California came out with a ranking that put Wichita the 15th best performing city in America, up from 45th in 2008. That’s out of the 200 largest in America. Pretty impressive.
But a quick look confirmed my suspicions: the list relies mostly on job growth figures from last year. Wichita always looks great at the end of the cycle because we go down later than most other cities. Oh well.