Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2010

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 190      Population: 312,940

The 2010 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 122  92  78  88  130  179  94.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  69  174  152  170  195  97.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 41  42  28  25  48  166  93.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 21  61  37  84  173  197  95.77 
Short-Term Job Growth5 76  42  152  177  128  154  9928.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 101  117  192  134  89  134  92.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 119  112  189  184  111  168  95.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 19  19  123  123  110  116  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  36  91  83  56  84  4.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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