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Small Cities 2013

Anderson, SC MSA

Overall Rank: 34      Population: 190,641

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 88  156  142  134  127  56  100.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 105  166  73  89  67  104.92 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 110  149  148  134  102  92  107.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 66  107  148  40  24  97  103.34 
Short-Term Job Growth5 99  154  177  76  25  101.03% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  36  85  19  37  21  116.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 77  34  144  10  160  128.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 123  176  174  170  165  156  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 113  171  151  148  168  163  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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