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Large Cities 2009

Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 761,155

The 2009 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 19  28  26  12  22  25  101.83 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  80  34  27  26  107.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  22  33  24  25  48  101.31 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 29  24  66  59  35  26  104.92 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  96  165  93  46  80  10041.30% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 12  11  116.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 37  79  34  30  108  38  112.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 64  77  70  72  59  66  1.00 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  68  67  89  84  118  3.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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