Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2008

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 27      Population: 379,200

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 56  100  106  68  40  34  104.44 
1-yr Job Growth2 128  154  40  42  27  15  101.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 32  49  84  107  99  90  97.86 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  149  125  106  84  56  100.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  190  172  46  58  10276.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 15  161  86  32  133.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 182  17  10  87  51  101.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 84  99  80  65  43  48  1.11 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  186  187  144  143  2.0