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Large Cities 2009

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 155      Population: 738,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 65  97  169  169  142  156  95.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 129  162  184  136  162  122  99.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  97  76  180  161  168  92.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 86  127  172  182  165  129  99.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 51  133  71  164  182  145  9920.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 196  98  24  35  83  177  81.08 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 161  58  180  182  126  158  96.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 92  12  30  37  74  87  0.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  67  74  63  71  51  6.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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