Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 30      Population: 515,400

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 42  59  34  27  14  11  108.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 25  75  18  57  102.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 26  24  27  12  109.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 23  90  24  36  100.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 89  25  96  95  35  10122.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 129  152  195  183  77  82  99.49 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 31  106  200  94  95  73  99.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  169  179  143  163  168  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  160  186  129  175  177  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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