Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 105      Population: 149,538

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 66  40  21  21  36  32  100.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 16  95  65  109  16  41  100.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  10  16  107  176  96.05 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  171  199  189  84.23 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  170  104  39  23  83  10011.91% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 23  50  80  137  23  46  103.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 158  168  60  154  88  150  83.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 88  95  98  114  113  110  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  61  125  129  88  2.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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