Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Salisbury, MD MSA

Overall Rank: 130      Population: 127,169

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 45  95  123  123  134  149  94.27 
1-yr Job Growth2 90  108  128  81  56  146  99.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 36  61  71  114  136  144  102.19 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 73  111  71  141  149  148  101.32 
Short-Term Job Growth5 81  149  113  93  175  62  99.86% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 38  86  58  34  28  96  91.42 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 56  76  103  36  58  161  93.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 30  39  30  20  14  16  1.00 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 9.0