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Small Cities 2013

Gainesville, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 3      Population: 199,000

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 94  80  14  18  109.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 38  26  22  102.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 89  112  107  26  15  106.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 12  153  22  16  12  41  101.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  42  31  24  28  12  10274.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 136  126  150  24  24  112.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 64  71  117  46  27  102.88 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 126  103  121  124  101  109  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  80  82  88  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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