The “2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index” is out, and the highest ranked city in the Southeast is Raleigh, NC at number six. Nashville is ranked number 18, Asheville is number 68, Knoxville comes in at 112, Huntsville at 140, Chattanooga at 154, and Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City at 190. The rankings are based on how well the communities are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. Rankings on individual criteria vary. To review the data, click here.