Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 5,709,730

The 2014 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 116  122  128  98  47  35  104.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 153  63  70  59  19  35  101.21 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 123  143  134  139  88  42  102.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 153  102  64  59  83  25  101.55 
Short-Term Job Growth5 168  79  19  53  52  44  10104.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 86  83  57  54  30  36  107.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 83  18  30  53  66  96  98.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 41  42  36  42  41  43  1.14 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  47  36  33  74  63  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)