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Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA

Overall Rank: 13      Population: 2,525,000

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 61  51  25  23  21  21  107.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 17  48  23  25  21  17  101.32 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 88  70  36  11  16  12  110.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  19  34  20  10  38  102.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 53  52  51  64  41  10097.80% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 54  51  76  62  100  22  114.17 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 76  45  79  33  33  126  97.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  99  96  94  84  85  0.81 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  83  37  63  40  51  6.0