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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 90      Population: 367,000

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 198  198  182  180  88  122  98.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 176  156  151  148  151  70  100.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 193  192  196  158  45  120  96.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 99  176  132  149  134  86  100.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5 164  126  168  194  132  81  10017.76% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 152  23  186  122.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 15  134  140  193  91.13 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  110  105  110  95  108  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  83  37  48  32  39  7.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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