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Small Cities 2013

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 184      Population: 154,480

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 56  68  95  157  182  167  92.48 
1-yr Job Growth2 157  128  169  152  128  114  98.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 20  39  87  113  172  181  92.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 54  166  130  137  160  143  97.84 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  136  165  164  171  9769.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 146  12  71  24  27  171  96.46 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 101  83  24  124  135  96.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 174  144  155  140  160  170  0.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  148  134  94  125  129  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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