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Small Cities 2008

Greenville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 87      Population: 177,220

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 28  46  66  81  92  123  99.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 140  14  96  104  137  83  97.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  34  30  32  43  86  99.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 44  87  16  102  111  61  98.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 100  47  23  122  166  149  9869.56% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  49  14  64  166  129  98.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 61  20  88  120  102  93.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 19  13  1.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 71  93  61  80  82  88  2.0