Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2010

Pascagoula, MS MSA

Overall Rank: 73      Population: 163,608

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 33  27  14  51  107  142  94.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 65  16  179  153  21  102.86 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 39  11  12  16  64  110.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 22  51  126  179  170  100.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 58  167  178  18  15  22  101.27% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  82  133  124  153  88  92.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 10  58  111  47  93  99.65 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 30  51  89  104  54  44  0.69 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 34  77  110  71  57  40  4.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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