Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 80      Population: 861,680

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 62  51  79  106  98  105  99.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 22  20  171  170  89  74  100.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 96  68  64  69  78  74  98.56 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 110  21  67  137  147  100  99.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 59  29  43  16  62  105  10002.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 118  105  68  176  192  136  92.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 122  84  153  178  169  32  102.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 99  109  75  102  89  88  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 87  106  68  67  89  84  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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