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Small Cities 2013

Rocky Mount, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 159      Population: 147,322

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 150  173  176  197  196  142  98.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 148  171  158  180  169  185  89.24 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 150  159  161  196  193  78  99.31 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 149  136  122  193  184  183  86.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5 137  168  173  192  165  188  9753.33% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 67  127  174  187  165  148  97.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 46  96  150  174  147  124  89.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  30  19  20  19  0.94 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 13  11  10  7.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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