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Asheville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 60      Population: 456,000

The 2008 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 107  94  78  78  28  62  102.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 115  60  101  59  70  71  100.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 124  136  133  94  57  61  102.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 165  92  80  103  84  40  102.13 
Short-Term Job Growth5 17  49  25  74  101  74  10023.91% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 72  39  62  98  178  46  108.52 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 121  11  136  183  25  194  90.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 143  132  109  123  114  122  0.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  49  26  21  40  39  7.0