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Small Cities 2013

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 158      Population: 157,000

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 131  143  135  146  180  175  91.76 
1-yr Job Growth2 155  170  119  132  166  161  98.12 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 125  135  128  131  163  184  91.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 41  125  159  135  166  171  96.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 16  140  137  166  181  71  10023.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 110  87  80  73  60  71  97.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 161  26  51  133  93  54  101.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 91  68  63  71  68  70  0.59 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  129  125  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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