Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston were among the top 15 U.S. cities in a global study to determine the level of recovery from the recession.
The report from the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program ranks 150 cities: 50 in the United States, 50 in Europe and 50 in the rest of the world. Austin was the highest-ranked U.S. city and No. 26 in the world. Dallas ranked fourth in the U.S. and 39th in the world.
San Antonio ranked 11th in the United States and 51st in the world. Houston landed at 15th in the United States and 61st in the world.