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Small Cities 2010

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 201,810

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 54  83  89  108  82  89  97.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 97  132  68  50  42  40  100.38 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 61  96  101  97  140  138  97.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 113  128  137  115  109  99  99.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 85  28  90  146  61  18  10217.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  41  17  169  18  71.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 43  108  81  81  114  174  92.91 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 75  80  91  78  106  116  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  148  93  94  80  82  2.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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