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Small Cities 2013

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 164      Population: 124,130

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 82  88  115  129  189  182  91.04 
1-yr Job Growth2 173  95  104  141  187  162  97.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 122  109  83  77  109  167  91.04 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 80  135  26  102  176  192  94.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 160  40  82  132  176  60  10043.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 11  46  60  90.56 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 11  116  70  95  97  51  101.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 97  87  120  138  126  123  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  27  134  129  80  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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