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Large Cities 2008

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 77      Population: 567,000

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 46  65  82  81  67  73  101.90 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  75  76  102  79  78  100.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 24  47  67  118  188  104  98.21 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 142  85  32  94  161  112  99.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 138  73  126  56  37  39  10102.97% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 173  147  183  183  190  133  89.53 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 116  104  177  178  159  180  94.41 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  25  19  16  20  22  9.0