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Small Cities 2010

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 19      Population: 162,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 39  13  11  10  23  108.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 17  25  33  14  101.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 91  78  61  42  30  14  106.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 45  48  44  20  17  18  102.47 
Short-Term Job Growth5 46  15  16  20  72  161  9853.48% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  13  20  52  12  120.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 53  80  56  98  99.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  120  140  136  133  126  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  94  80  82  88  44  3.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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