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Small Cities 2013

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 108      Population: 206,450

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 114  126  125  113  125  81  98.16 
1-yr Job Growth2 113  138  31  46  159  55  99.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 129  127  138  128  129  133  98.16 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 110  154  141  74  48  157  97.39 
Short-Term Job Growth5 138  95  50  90  79  10001.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 100  102  110  87  115  79  88.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 125  100  128  173  42  106  97.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 136  130  131  135  134  132  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  71  42  61  26  47  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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