Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2012

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 117      Population: 158,280

The 2012 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 130  111  130  136  115  105  96.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 133  23  61  136  116  154  98.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 157  156  149  145  159  101  96.63 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 170  67  32  100  108  182  96.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 119  99  30  118  64  52  10064.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 28  46  93  49  52  94.68 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 32  28  76  156  105  139  96.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 27  29  39  33  37  47  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 6.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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