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Small Cities 2008

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 159      Population: 115,000

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 167  177  199  198  152  177  90.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 175  177  182  171  194  86  99.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 111  170  201  201  190  197  78.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 172  179  201  179  200  101  99.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 161  174  110  149  143  104  9942.62% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 167  177  199  149  15  145  85.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 176  162  195  188  174  152  96.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 101  122  153  160  121  120  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  163  125  175  48  82  2.0