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Large Cities 2014

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA

Overall Rank: 13      Population: 2,474,314

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 40  61  51  25  23  21  101.92 
1-yr Job Growth2 21  17  48  23  25  21  107.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 79  88  70  36  11  16  102.75 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  19  19  34  20  10  110.17 
Short-Term Job Growth5 111  53  52  51  64  10061.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 48  54  51  76  62  100  100.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 41  76  45  79  33  33  113.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 106  112  99  96  94  84  0.85 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  91  83  37  63  40  7.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)