Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 10      Population: 158,991

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 61  39  13  11  10  23  101.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 22  17  25  33  107.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 83  91  78  61  42  30  100.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 152  45  48  44  20  17  103.79 
Short-Term Job Growth5 154  46  15  16  20  72  10027.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  13  20  52  102.62 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 37  53  80  56  129.84 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 146  136  120  140  136  133  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  134  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
2011  
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