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Large Cities 2014

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 17      Population: 5,882,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 128  98  47  35  32  33  105.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 70  59  19  35  34  39  100.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 134  139  88  42  59  32  105.79 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 64  59  83  25  34  22  102.71 
Short-Term Job Growth5 19  53  52  44  15  70  10031.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 57  54  30  36  19  37  111.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 30  53  66  96  72  88  99.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 36  42  41  43  37  30  1.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  33  74  63  54  51  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)