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Wilmington, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 55      Population: 288,000

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 154  161  116  68  53  48  104.49 
1-yr Job Growth2 86  72  39  37  46  53  100.44 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 66  148  150  129  65  77  101.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 91  184  47  43  92  15  103.15 
Short-Term Job Growth5 58  15  117  151  59  152  9916.20% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 75  79  74  27  111  11  120.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 155  63  41  35  23  165  95.68 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 85  90  47  45  36  37  1.21 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  83  89  63  54  51  6.0