Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2011

Jacksonville, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 179      Population: 187,136

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 11  25  96  142  163  98.07 
1-yr Job Growth2 150  91  64  100  162  142  94.13 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  178  195  92.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 14  148  167  186  189  198  78.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5 79  50  96  86  64  100  9978.28% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  32  51  64  102  99.91 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 155  152  39  63  115  137  86.78 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 155  136  117  132  129  129  0.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 174  93  94  80  82  88  2.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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