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Small Cities 2013

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 170      Population: 147,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 99  91  97  137  69  139  93.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 122  118  57  176  130  153  98.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 90  103  102  96  125  135  92.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  159  87  63  143  158  98.12 
Short-Term Job Growth5 73  43  190  76  151  181  9786.04% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 89  141  179  76  12  40  107.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 175  53  57  150  99  23  103.57 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  170  194  194  192  182  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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