Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA

Overall Rank: 102      Population: 594,919

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 62  82  86  108  130  96  100.37 
1-yr Job Growth2 151  190  148  81  110  116  98.72 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 67  45  55  112  165  86  100.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 28  138  162  190  154  166  93.03 
Short-Term Job Growth5 198  78  78  129  150  32  10130.19% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 24  26  110  59  131  23  105.41 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 48  36  129  103  184  141  90.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 129  145  149  131  137  138  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  109  129  74  84  118  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)