Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 164      Population: 590,770

The 2013 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 87  62  82  86  108  130  97.42 
1-yr Job Growth2 23  151  190  148  81  110  99.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 110  67  45  55  112  165  93.74 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  28  138  162  190  154  98.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 172  198  78  78  129  150  9930.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 23  24  26  110  59  131  92.56 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 115  48  36  129  103  184  93.86 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 131  129  145  149  131  137  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  109  129  74  84  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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