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Large Cities 2013

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 96      Population: 431,960

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 69  155  175  164  76  71  101.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 78  115  47  69  54  68  100.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 113  166  190  190  167  113  96.52 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 183  154  161  115  63  109  99.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 60  50  53  10078.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 159  120  85  97  101  84  99.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 177  85  44  59  152  138  96.90 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 193  194  185  193  192  193  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  160  161  163  194  194  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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