Raleigh-Cary vaulted to second place in the latest Milken Institute report about “Best-Performing Cities.”

The report by the California-based research organization surveys metropolitan statistical areas for job creation. The top cities generally were strongest in technology, energy and trade sectors.

Raleigh-Cary ranked 10th in the 2007 survey.

Durham rose to 21st place from 74th.

Wilmington, N.C., cracked the top 10 again in sixth place after ranking second in 2007.

Two South Carolina metropolitan area and one Georgia MSA also cracked the top 25.

Charleston ranks 10th, up from 12th in 2007.

Myrtle Beach ranked 19th, down from 11th a year ago.

Savannah climbed to 24th from 34th.