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Small Cities 2010

Jacksonville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 122      Population: 194,000

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 11  25  96  142  163  132  94.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 91  64  100  162  142  132  98.73 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  178  195  181  85.93 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 148  167  186  189  198  105.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 50  96  86  64  100  96  9958.16% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  32  51  64  102  106  91.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  39  63  115  137  151  96.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  117  132  129  129  131  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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