Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 106      Population: 559,535

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 31  46  65  82  81  67  100.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 96  50  75  76  102  79  101.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 12  24  47  67  118  188  96.88 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 54  142  85  32  94  161  93.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5 90  138  73  126  56  37  10124.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 74  173  147  183  183  190  91.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 49  116  104  177  178  159  87.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.83 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  50  25  19  16  20  9.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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