Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 173      Population: 1,145,650

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 145  159  151  170  167  153  96.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 170  177  93  126  162  161  98.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 134  162  158  145  161  141  95.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 145  179  136  25  155  145  98.61 
Short-Term Job Growth5 111  155  182  156  102  145  9941.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 194  196  159  121  163  112  95.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 129  198  67  111  179  143  96.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 137  148  139  142  140  135  0.58 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  131  161  129  144  143  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)