Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2010

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 85      Population: 552,490

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 16  31  46  65  82  81  100.40 
1-yr Job Growth2 161  96  50  75  76  102  99.95 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  12  24  47  67  118  96.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 27  54  142  85  32  94  99.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 150  90  138  73  126  56  10076.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 18  74  173  147  183  183  80.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 151  49  116  104  177  178  94.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.83 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  50  25  19  16  9.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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