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Asheville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 65      Population: 452,319

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 67  107  94  78  78  28  101.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 89  115  60  101  59  70  102.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  124  136  133  94  57  101.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 86  165  92  80  103  84  99.06 
Short-Term Job Growth5 92  17  49  25  74  101  10019.62% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 37  72  39  62  98  178  94.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  121  11  136  183  25  115.83 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 125  143  132  109  123  114  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  50  49  26  21  40  7.0