Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Huntsville, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 86      Population: 449,719

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 20  54  81  146  140  76  100.77 
1-yr Job Growth2 186  174  102  159  100  106  99.15 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 18  30  53  162  144  99.01 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  167  175  151  158  176  92.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 194  186  108  182  171  38  10114.19% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 31  61  72  133  159  51  103.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 157  154  75  151  135  134  91.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  24  33  26  21  20  9.0