Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 16      Population: 744,530

The 2011 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 37  19  28  26  12  22  106.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 40  19  80  34  27  101.37 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  30  22  33  24  25  104.59 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 79  29  24  66  59  35  100.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 54  122  96  165  93  46  10100.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 16  12  11  120.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 44  37  79  34  30  108  98.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 71  64  77  70  72  59  1.02 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  47  68  67  89  84  4.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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