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Columbus, GA-AL MSA

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 306,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 78  88  130  179  187  187  92.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 174  152  170  195  188  157  99.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  25  48  166  178  191  86.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 37  84  173  197  181  198  95.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 152  177  128  154  157  87  10008.93% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 192  134  89  134  169  166  84.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 189  184  111  168  183  85  99.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 123  123  110  116  116  113  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  83  56  84  71  88  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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