Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2008

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 53      Population: 241,850

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 57  96  91  99  43  35  101.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 56  133  57  85  21  25  100.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 50  71  82  73  84  61  101.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 124  27  56  90  123  71  99.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5 108  166  23  24  81  9999.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  110  53  133  191  81  93.65 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 75  140  169  73  116  70  99.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 150  163  170  173  198  198  0.19 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  93  129  125  175  0.0